Life advice from Pinterest

I confess. I’ve fallen into the deep, dark hole that is Pinterest.

Pinterest is the adult version of those paper doll games we used to play as kids, except now we get to dress up our imaginary bodies, in pretend clothes, while decorating our dream homes with the man (or men) of our dreams. At least that’s what I do on my personal boards. Oh – and collect recipes of dishes I will never cook in my pretend kitchen. Image in masthead: My backyard. On Pinterest.

The Women at Forty Pinterest boards are a bit more mature. Just a bit.

For all it’s time-wasterish (I know) elements, Pinterest is also a good place to get inspired. A really good place. Whether you’re looking for motivation to write, design, eat healthy, or workout, there are thousands of boards dedicated to helping you.

I love the quotes I’ve found on the boards there, and I’ve corralled a few of the most meaningful sayings (to me) in one image.

None of it is anything you haven’t heard before, but it can serve as a daily reminder of the things, dreams and goals that are most important to you. Take from it what you need and discard what you don’t. Or better yet, figure out what inspires you and create your own.

Do you Pin? If so, share some of your favorite pins on Women at Forty’s Pinterest Boards or on our Facebook page. And, let me know if you need an invite!





Don’t give up what you want most

…for what you want now.

I need this on a constant loop in my 41 year-old head, because I have, at many times in my life, given up my long-term goals/plans/dreams to satisfy a right-now desire.

Sometimes I still do.

And every day I realize how much more I still have to learn – how many things I need to do better. How I need to be better.

And how despite all of that, I am better than I used to be.

And then I thank God that for 41 years he’s allowed me to wake up every morning and get another chance to do it right.

Here’s to finally getting it right in our 40’s and learning to give up what we want now, for what we want the most.

What do you want the most?



Be that kind of woman…

I want to be this woman. I can be this woman – some days. Some years even. But lately, not so much.

But, this inspires me, encourages me, reminds me that I don’t have to try to be that woman. I already am.

So today be that kind of woman. And tomorrow, get up and be her again. And soon you’ll find that you’ve lived your life being that kind of woman.

(Image: Pinterest)