Good Morning and Welcome to a wonderful, shiny, new week from my Atlantic Life in
The start of the week can often be a stressful time, when we may have shut out our challenges for the weekend and rested......maybe put our worries on the backburner for a couple of days....and then - your challenges come back with a hard slap of Monday morning reality...and may well cloud the beginning of your week.
Most of us have experienced moments like this at some point in our lives, some more often than others.....and it needn't necessarily be on a Monday morning. If you work weekends, your "Monday morning" may be on a Wednesday or Thursday, this feeling can happen at any point in time. A feeling of being overwhelmed...
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn…"
This quote is one that I bring to the forefront of my mind when I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and a tad lost in my thoughts, and was the one that I was thinking of when I took the photograph of the sunrise, and the turn of the tide.
Our lives can change when we least expect it......kind of like me finding our "magical" inn...
I wasn't looking for an inn, in fact the prospect of taking on a century old hotel to renovate, restore and then re-open, was the furthest thing from my mind when I was struggling to work out what I wanted to do next in my life. With a background in cardiovascular healthcare and clinical research leadership, it wasn't exactly a natural progression 😄 But the tide turned....
Consider for a moment all the phenomenal things that have happened for people when their tide turned:
HARRISON FORD - Until his 30s, a carpenter. Currently, well, you know – actor and producer
MANOJ BHARGAVA - Until 30, a taxi driver and monk. Currently, billionaire entrepreneur & founder of 5 Hour Energy
J.K. ROWLING - Until 31, a single mom on welfare. Currently, British novelist best known as the author of Harry Potter – the best-selling book series in history, which eventually became the best-selling movie series in history
MARY KAY ASH - Until 45, sold books and home goods door-to-door. Eventually became the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics and one of the most influential businesswomen in American history
CHARLES DARWIN - He was 50 years old before he published On the Origin of the Species in 1859, the book that espoused the theory for which he best known today
JUDY DENCH - may be one of the most revered actresses out there. But 20 years ago, most people didn’t even know who she was. Dench was in her 60s when her film career took off. While she had a fruitful career in the U.K., it was her role as M in Goldeneye that made her well-known in the USA
BETTY WHITE - was one of the most award-winning comedic actresses in history, but she didn't become an icon until she joined the cast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in 1973 at age 51
LAURA INGILLS WILDER - spent her later years writing semi-autobiographical stories using her educated daughter, Rose, as an editor. She published the first in the "Little House" books at age 65 in 1932. They soon became children's literary classics and the basis for the TV show "Little House on the Prairie."
ANNA MARY ROBERTSON MOSES - better known as Grandma Moses, began her prolific painting career at 78. In 2006, one of her paintings sold for $1.2 million
HARRY BERNSTEIN - spent a long life writing in obscurity but finally achieved fame at age 96 for his 2007 memoir, "The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers."
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON - founded her namesake news publication, The Huffington Post, at age 55. While she worked as a political commentator and writer for her early career, the success of her digital media publication made her a household name. HuffPost later sold to AOL for $315 million.
GLADYS BURRILL - Ran a Marathon, at Age 92. Burrill earned the Guinness Book of World Records record as the oldest female to complete a marathon. At age 92, she finished the race, which took place in Honolulu, in nine hours, 53 minutes and 16 seconds. It was her fifth Honolulu finish in seven years
TEIICHI IGARASHI - Climbed Mt. Fuji, at Age 100. In 1987, Teiichi Igarashi, a former lumberjack who had been climbing Mt. Fuji every year since he was 89 years old, became the first centenarian to climb Japan's tallest mountain. Igarashi attributed his accomplishment to eating raw eggs and all the encouragement he received from his supporters
DOROTHY DAVENHILL HIRSCH - Went to The North Pole, at Age 89. In 1980, Davenhill (a former soldier), along with her husband and daughters, began extensive world travels. In August 2004, at age 89, she reached the North Pole and was designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person to reach the remote destination
PETER ROGET - Invented the Thesaurus, at Age 73. Peter Roget began keeping lists of words as a young man, but didn’t publish the thesaurus until he was 73. His collection of synonyms and antonyms was not the first to appear, but his was far better organized than others’ previous efforts
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER - Won His Oscar, at Age 82. Prior to Plummer's win, the oldest person to win an Oscar was Jessica Tandy, who won for Driving Miss Daisy at the age of 80. But Plummer took the title in 2010, when he won the Best Supporting Actor award for his work opposite Ewan McGregor in the film Beginners
MOMOFUKU ANDO - Invented Ramen Cup Noodles, at Age 61. Ando was a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman who founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd., becoming one of the inventors of instant noodles, instant ramen, and Cup Noodles. His invention of Cup Noodles in 1971, at the age of 61, helped spark the popularity of instant noodles overseas by introducing the idea of the now ubiquitous Styrofoam cup
NELSON MANDELA - Was Elected President of South Africa, at Age 75. Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1993, serving one term in office. He was the first non-white head of state in South Africa's history, as well as the first to take office following the dismantling of apartheid and the introduction of multiracial democracy. He was also the oldest head of state in South Africa's history, taking office at the age of 75
When JAMES DYSON invented his first Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner, which hit stores in 1993, he spent 15 years creating 5,126 versions that failed before he made one that worked
I'm going to leave you with one of my faves.... STEVE JOBS, one of the enigmatic innovators in history - invented "Apple"
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Have a wonderful week 🥰
Until Next Time...
Take care, Stay Safe and....Be inspired - the tide will always turn 💗
Love and Hugs,
PS. I'm still keeping the people of the Ukraine in my thoughts and prayers....and will remain there for as long as they are struggling 🙏
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