When I think about what motivated me to start my crusade of reinvention and this podcast in particular, I already reference my shock at seeing women over 50 lamenting the passage of time and their overwhelming fear that it was just “too late” for them to accomplish their goals and dreams.
I will also say that this feeling is not just isolated to women over 50, as, just yesterday, I saw a woman post the very same sentiment and she said that she was 24 years old!
I started the Reinvention Revolution project and podcast to help dispel the myth that age means that it's too late for ANYTHING that you want to do, be or achieve.
I went on the hunt to find women who have done just that, to share their stories and insights to motivate and reassure all of us that it IS possible to reinvent yourself at any age. I found lots of these women and I am thrilled and excited to bring them to you through this podcast.
But I had completely forgotten that I already had an example, and it was one that was quite close to home.
My paternal grandmother, Susie Irene Hamon Lemos.
In this episode I will share how I was reminded of Grandma Susie's reinvention of her life, back even before I was born.
- How I found the newspaper article that told her story
- What motivated Grandma Susie to go back to school and get her high school diploma (at age 57!)
- What became the most “soul-satisfying” project that she had ever known
- How she felt about women finding something to do after raising their families
- What Grandma Susie thought about mandatory retirement she would face at age 70
I hope you enjoy her story!
Below you can also read the newspaper article from November 1954, which describes her journey to her most “soul satisfying” career (outside of raising her family)