"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