Anousheh.

While I’m procrastinating getting ready, I thought I’d post about another of my heroes.  Anouseh Ansari is one of the few women to fly to space, and certainly the only Iranian woman.  The most fabulous thing?  She did it just after her fortieth birthday.  You have no excuses not to be your best at any time in your life.

Yes ladies, you can have a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, and be awarded many times over for your entrepreneurial skills and still be taken seriously wearing a full face of slap.

You can also still be a woman whilst flying into space.  And let’s face it, Anousheh had everything stacked against her – Iranian woman (although many Iranian women are highly educated), going into space, to a U.S. space station?

We have no excuses not to pursue those lofty goals and we cannot continue unquestioningly and let ourselves be governed by the forces of the media and public opinion (who in this country at least, would have snipped the very tall poppy Anousheh is down), only to turn around in our 50s and be bitter because our lives were 100% our decision all along.

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3 comments

  1. I am so used to Facebook, I was looking for a ‘like’ button for this post. You make several excellent points here, and you are absolutely right that women should continue to pursue our goals, no matter what our age.

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