Women Of Twitter Remind Us Success Doesn't Come At A Certain Age

by Jerriann Sullivan
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Women of Twitter shared their successes in viral thread

The women of Twitter shared their success stories that happened later in life as a gentle reminder that achieving a big dream doesn’t have an age limit. If you’ve ever browsed the self-help section of a bookstore, then you’ve seen the parade of “success by [age]” titles. But there’s no need to push ourselves to achieve monumental things before we really know what we’re doing just because of an arbitrary number.

Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna felt motivated to share an uplifting message on the social media site on Sunday night. “Nora Ephron was 51 when she directed her 1st movie. Nancy Meyers was 49. Their kids were grown,” her tweet said. “If you’re a woman who writes, acts, edits, ADs, etc. and you’re ready to direct, you’re not too old. I was 47. Tell the people you work with your dream. Put your hand up. Men ask. Ask.”

In just a few sentences, McKenna penned the best #MondayMotivation post we’ve seen in a long time. If you’re not familiar with the writer, McKenna is best known for her work in The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. So, you know, some of the best movies and shows for women.

By Monday, her original tweet had inspired many more women to share later-in-life success stories, too. Like this awesome mom who knew that it was vital for her and her daughter that she have faith in her writing.

And this jack of all trades shared her most recent success, directing her first film.

Reading through the responses will give you major motivation to tackle that one task you want to do the most. Age is just a number, and it won’t stop you from publishing that book. Just look at Margaret Morgan who tweeted her shared her major accomplishment.

Same goes for Linda Cosgriff, who has a different type of book coming out soon, too.

A New York Times columnist even shared the epic reward she earned after 10 years of writing.

And we loved how director and producer Nancy Jo Sales reminded everyone that even if you find yourself with haters, chances are you’re still going to come out the victor.

And Cheryl Wood pointed out that even if you’re stuck in a cubicle now doesn’t mean you’ll be there forever.

How can you not love the message and the emojis New York Time’s Bestselling Author Souris Hong shared?

We love how this mama killed it in her new career in less than a year.

A lot of people would be terrified to walk away from the title of CEO, but Jan Moran knew that the next challenge for her was outside of the boardroom.

Since McKenna is a writer, it isn’t shocking that a lot of the reply tweets were from fellow writers, but the lesson here is universal and involved lots of talented women reminding one another that we’re never to young or old to chase our dreams.

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