Laid off from her job at 38 and fast approaching 40, Grace Wynter decided to turn her life around with a new Web site, Womenatforty.com, which explores women’s lives, thoughts and feelings at a meaningful milestone, celebrating their 40th birthday.
“The truth is, 40 was not shaping up (pun intended) the way I’d planned,” Wynter writes on her Web site. “In the era of cougars and cubs, naked Jennifer Aniston on GQ, and gorgeous Halle Berry everywhere else, I began wondering if I was the only about-to-be-40 year old woman who wasn’t exactly feeling fabulous about turning 40. Women at Forty is my attempt to find out.”
The site contains information about motherhood, fitness, skin care, divorce, marriage, single life, money and career, travel and leisure. Women can contribute stories, videos, essays, poems, photos and “anything that expresses who you are.”
“On my own journey to 40, I’ve come a revelation,” Wynter writes. “It’s that I want the next 40 years to belong to me. No obligations to anything or anyone that I do not want with my whole heart.”
Sounds like good advice at any age.