Nevertheless, Keep Persisting

Hello, Fabulous People,

It is me, Madge, Margot, Head Lady of the Lady Party!

I thought I'd take a moment to share a little realness with the class. For the past eight years, I have been fighting an uphill battle trying to reset my career and forge bold new directions. I have dipped my toe into all manner of pools, tried all manner of approaches. I have sometimes failed, often floundered, occasionally flourished, and all of the f-words that fall in between. Including a judicious smattering of juicy 'eff you see kays' peppered along the path.

That's par for the course of the enterprising entrepreneur. It's particularly true when you are a one woman show doing it all and learning on the job. This is how most folks online are making it work. We're swimming upstream most days just hoping to break through the noise. Every goofy little video or blog post or DIY project I share represents hours of planning and hard work and more than that hours of learning how to use all manner of equipment and digital tools. Sometimes it all flows beautifully, and sometimes it's like swimming in shit. I had a shit moment with a YouTube video earlier this week.

Sometimes shit happens and you have to roll with it.

I get up every single day looking for the sweet spot, the right combination of creative content served up with heart and honesty that will resonate with other women who are also survivors, persistent, powerful, positive women.

I will keep rising. I will make glorious messes and magnificent mistakes. I will keep learning and keep improving. It is never, ever, ever too late and I will never, ever, ever give up.

I have a book coming out this spring called Fifty and Other F-words (affiliate link.) It's a bold new direction, forged from the ashes of my #metoo moment and of course many other moments along the way. It's funny, it's fearless, it's fierce, it's feminist, it's's my message in a bottle to every woman who ever stood up for herself and got smacked down, to every woman over 50 who has been told she's too old and it's too late.

It is never too late to become who you always wanted to be. You can do it right now, right fucking now. No one can take that away from you. No one can kick you out or hold you back or keep you down. Keep rising.

Shine brighter, try harder, dig deeper, stand taller, shout louder, love harder, and be who you are without shame, fear, or apology.

You are a kick ass warrior woman. Go get yours!

Rock on,


  1. I think that it's important to remember that the journey has value, too. Even though, the fits and starts are painful, each attempt provides information and insights. I have days when I want to give up. I say to myself, "Why am I doing this? I could just sit back and retire." But that lasts only a few seconds. I will NOT give up. I have much to offer. And you do, too, Margot!

  2. Wow, it seems very prophetic that I stumbled upon your post today. As the year inches closer and closer toward my 50th birthday, I've been sinking deeper and deeper into funk about it being too late for me to do this and that - go to grad school, revive my blog (but who would want to read it?), become an English Professor... I've just this very minute enrolled into grad school and your blog has given me the inspiration to put all my fears aside and become the kick-ass warrior woman I know I am! Thanks Marg.

  3. I agree that it's never too late to do anything! I started a new business in my 50s and I'm happier now than I've ever been. I still have my down days where nothing goes right but I always believe tomorrow will be better x


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