When we’re young, we have all the time in the world and no one takes us seriously. When we’re older, we’re running out of time to finish everything we wanted to do. Two women of two different ages ask the question, is age a factor in achieving our dreams?
I am 28 and feel I am not taken seriously at work. I believe they think I am too young to suggest anything worthwhile. Am I too young? Pam-Tulsa, Oklahoma
I am a 70 year old woman. I do not want to be this age and feel my usefulness is gone. I thought you might be able to help? Maggie 70 – something
We hope Pam, Maggie and YOU find encouragement and hope from the following list. You are never too old, or too young or too whatever to live your life.
26 years old – Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space orbits the earth six times.
29 years old – Harriett Tubman frees slaves using the Underground Railroad.
31 years old – Marie Curie discovers Radium.
35 years old – Louise May Alcott authors Little Women in six weeks.
39 years old – Janet Guthrie, first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500.
40 years old – Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
49 years old – Julia Child writes Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
51 years old – Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman on the US Supreme Court.
53 years old – Margaret Thatcher is Britain’s first female Prime Minister.
62 years old – Agatha Christie writes the play Mousetrap.
65 years old – Laura Ingalls Wilder publishes her first book, Little House in the Big Woods.
71 years old – Coco Chanel creates the famous Chanel suit.
78 years old – Grandma Moses begins to paint.
81 years old – Barbara McClintock wins the Nobel Prize for Physiology.
87 years old – Mary Baker Eddy starts The Christian Science Monitor.
91 years old – Hulda Crooks (Grandma Whitney) climbs Mt. Whitney.
93 years old – Lillian Gish stars in The Whales of August.
122 years old – Jeanne Louise Calment rode her bike until she was 100 years old.
Now, what are you waiting for?