53-Year-Old Woman Shows You Can Achieve Goals at Later Stage and Not Society’s Standards

53-Year-Old Woman Shows You Can Achieve Goals at Later Stage and Not Society’s Standards

  • A woman encouraged ladies worldwide not to put unnecessary pressure on themselves and do things at their own pace
  • Fumi Desalu penned an emotional post highlighting all the achievements she made after she turned 40
  • The lady said she only found her soul mate and fell pregnant at a much later age

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A woman encourages younger ladies
A woman encourages ladies to break the norm. Images: Fumi Desalu/Instagram
Source: Instagram

For one woman, breaking the norm has been a trend in her life. YouTuber Fumi Desalu penned an emotional post on LinkedIn, which has since gone viral and shared on all social media platforms.

The post encourages girls not to conform to the standards and timelines society has set out for others. This includes getting married and having a baby before 30. For Desalu, everything she did was done after 40, and she kept achieving her dreams even after 50.

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Desalu said:

"Everything has happened to me later in life and I have a funny feeling there's more to come, so everyday I pray that God gives me long life."

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She encouraged people that just because an event in their life was postponed does not mean it was cancelled.

Netizens inspired by lady's achievements after 40

People worldwide were inspired by the lady and her will to achieve so late in life.

Here are some of the comments:

Hönëÿ Chërïë commented:

"I needed to hear this. I’m 24 thinking I’ve got no time left to do something new."

Anna Mwalagho said:

"Desalu is Auntie! I love her!"

Siphokazi Vabaza commented:

"This just gave me hope, I'm 44 and I'm trusting God for another child. My son is 18 years old."

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Tyler N. Brown said:

"Thank you for this! Here I am at 32 thinking I’ve already ran out of time."

Krissi Kraus said:

"I love watching your videos. Very impressive and inspiring thread right there."

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at trisha.pillay@briefly.co.za

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