- An 83-year-old woman has just published her first-ever book
- The inspiring woman shared that only a few years back, she really struggled to get a grip of technology but has since gone on to have her work available on Amazon
- Mzansi took to the comments section, wishing the gogo well on her writing journey
A gogo from the States is definitely proving you're never too old to follow your dreams. The 83-year-old grandmother has just published her very first book, now available for sale on Amazon.
While the newly published author has always dreamt of having her work out in the world, it took a stern push from friends and family to secure the deal.
@MaryVMacauley humorously shared that once upon a time, she couldn't even send an email. But today, the author has managed to navigate the sticky world of technology well enough to have her book available on the internet.
"I am now a published author at 83. Not too long ago, I couldn’t even send an email. Very proud of myself!" she captioned the inspiring post.
Mzansi was definitely proud of the gogo and took to the comments section, sharing in congratulatory messages. Check out some of the comments below:
"I'm 74 now & will likely be 75 when I begin querying for an agent for my first novel, so I take a personal interest in your success!"
"Congratulations! It's hard to learn new technology, I'm 36 and I can't wrap my mind around half of the new apps that are coming out. I'm proud of you too and I'm going to buy your book. Also you are so beautiful. Black don't crack! I hope I look as good as you at 83!"
"Thanks for being a role model for dreaming new dreams!"
"I became a published author at 56. You give me a great deal of hope for the future!"
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Segun, who grew up with his grandmother, described her as a farmer and a trader who took him through the rubrics of farming and trading.
Adegoke said he never expected the farming skills being infused into him by his grandmother would help his financial status. According to him, those agricultural skills are now putting food on his table like never before and placing him before kings.
"I really want to appreciate and laud my grandmother who raised me while I was growing up, infusing the skills of farming into me as a young lad at 10 years old. My grandmother was a resourceful and hardworking farmer and a trader who was superb in teaching the techniques of farming in order to achieve the highest yield.
“Growing up, she was always insisting I go to the farm with her in order to help with some things but I was always seeing it as punishment and unnecessary because of my thought that I should be with my friends playing football and the likes.
“I thought all these skills would be wasted not until I started growing up to becoming a youth that it started putting foods on my table and consequently making me a millionaire even at age 27."
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