It’s about doing more rather than less when you get more time!
For many women over 45, menopause can feel like such a huge change that they begin to think about slowing down and doing less. Here are 5 women who are doing more and not less.
Here are five empowered women over 45 to inspire you.
Rowling may be a heavy weight of the literary scene nowadays with more money than she could count in her life time, but before she found a publisher for her Harry Potter novels she was divorced, broke, depressed and trying to raise a child on her own. Rowling went from welfare to being one of the richest women in the world in only five years.
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
Oprah is one of the most iconic women in the world, as well as being one of the richest. She had a rough and abusive childhood, and many career setbacks, which included being dismissed from her job as a television reporter. She was deemed ‘unfit for TV’. As we all know, Oprah not only became one of the most powerful women on TV, but also, one of the most powerful women in the world!
“I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.”
Mae Jemison is a doctor and former NASA astronaut who has founded two scientific research companies. Mae was the first African American woman in space. She is also a published author and public speaker promoting science and technology for young people. After Mae Jemison left NASA’s space program, she joined the staff of a medical school, and also runs her own technology firm.
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
Adrianna has an online newspaper named after, the Huffington Post. She is an author of numerous books on a range of subjects, has been nominated for an Emmy for Politically Incorrect and ran as an independent for California governor. She is the mother of two girls and sleeps only six hours a night.
“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”
Joanna is a model, actress and human rights activist. Following her rise to fame, Lumley revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. As an activist, Lumley is best known for her support for Gurkhas, the exiled Tibetan people & government, the Kondha indigenous people of India and the Prospect Burma charity (which offers grants to Burmese students). At aged 64 Joanna traveled to Egypt to film a documentary about the Nile and continues to put herself in situations that are physically and emotionally challenging to help others understand our world.
“I’ve never felt the constraints of social acceptability.”
The thing about inspiring women is that they can you make you wonder if you’ve watched too much TV during your life. Get inspired and make the change; put on some lipstick, meet a friend for coffee and, together, make a list of ways you can age disgracefully. Nothing is IMpossible so why not think about bungee jumping or white water rafting … could be fun…