POP WiTCH : 11 Late Bloomers Who Refused To Give Up

 "It's never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot

That's a quote I have repeated many times. I've written it in countless journals, and I'm quite sure I've already posted it here on this blog more than once.

It's a quote that really means something to me... It's never too late! NEVER.

It gives me comfort & courage, and I hope that is what this post (and really this entire week of posts, which I've dedicated to the theme of being a Late Bloomer), will do for you...

11 Late Bloomers Who Refused To Give Up

Legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood opened "Sex", London's infamous punk rock clothing store, at the age of 36. She showed her first runway collection at 41.

Alan Rickman did not land his first movie role until he was 46!

Martha Stewart published her first cookbook, "Entertaining", at 41 and launched her first magazine, "Martha Stewart Living", at 49.

Bonnie Raitt was 40 when she received her first taste of commercial success & swept the Grammys with her album "Nick Of Time" after 20 years in the biz.

Fashion designer Rick Owens showed his first runway collection at New York's Fashion Week when he was 41. This year, at 51, he announced plans to open a nightclub in London.

Lucille Ball was 40 when I Love Lucy aired it's first episode. At 51, she became the first woman to head a major studio.

Valerie Ramsey started her modeling career at the age of 63.

Julia Child was 49 when her first cookbook was published, "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking", and 51 when "The French Chef", her first TV show, made it's debut.

Ernestine Shepherd began pumping iron at 56 and is today, at 76, the world's oldest competitive bodybuilder.

Charles Bukowski published his first novel, "Post Office", at the age of 51.

Helen Gurley Brown was 40 when her first book, "Sex And The Single Girl", was published & became a huge best seller. Three years later, she was crowned the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine.

"It's always too early to quit." -Norman Vincent Peale