Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Maybe You're a Late Bloomer

For the past couple of weeks, I've read all sorts of nastiness about Madonna turning 50, but I'll bet she looks a helluva lot better (and is a helluva lot healthier) than the younger people writing that nonsense. She'll probably outlive them, too.

Interestingly, my health-minded friend, Kristen Colello, just tipped me off to a blog by Prill Boyle, a late-bloomer who graduated from college at the age of 38, became an English teacher, and has since written a book detailing the achievements of other late-blooming women entitled Defying Gravity.

Whether you're 20 or 80, check out the blog. I think you'll enjoy it (especially if you're like a friend of mine, who thought she was old at 24). It's definitely more uplifting than getting a facelift.


Susan said...

I can't wait to check that out.

And, while I'm puzzled at times by some of Madonna's actions and fashion choices, she's proven that she's here to stay -- and with rock solid abs to boot. Kudos to her.

Jane said...

My thoughts are this: you can either start living or you can start dying. Either way, you had better get on with it!

who is a 43-year-old second year doctoral student who is far from "washed up"!

Terry said...


I'd sure like to block that gold-tooth period of hers from memory.

Terry said...


Hear, hear! I've never understood some people's eagerness to get old and complain that their best days are behind them.

A friend's 45-year-old wife once told me, "Well, I have to live through the kids. I'm old now."

I told her, "You have to be kidding. If you live to be 90, you're only just getting started."

She didn't want to hear it. No surprise there.

Susan said...

Oh, right. I forgot about the gold tooth.

Ok, kudos to her MINUS the tooth bling!

Prill Boyle said...

Hi Terry,

I went on StatCounter to track how people are finding their way to my blog; and as it turns out, a lot of them in the past two days have found me through you! Thank you so much for mentioning what I'm up to. Love what you're doing, too!

By the way, like you, I’m licensed only to drive, believe that self-love is transformative, and know that women around the globe need our help. (I spent a month last year in Botswana speaking at schools to groups of young women.)

Oh…and have you joined It’s a community of women bloggers that I just found out about this morning. Looks interesting.

Warmest wishes and a big hug for sending traffic my way,


P.S. I’m adding a link to your site on mine.