I hear my fellow actors say that there’s no work for women over 40, but that’s only true if you believe it. Choose not to. Your mind is a powerful tool. Use it to work for you, not against you. I’m 50 and am working now more than ever. It’s more rewarding work, too. The roles are deeper, more realized, with a lot more substance. I get to infuse my roles with the wisdom that years of experience bring. And I find that there’s no more fear. I’m completely willing to go places I’ve never gone before because I trust myself. I’m confident in my abilities and have a desire to share all that I’ve learned. I love getting older. It’s all in your mind anyway. I plan to grow old gracefully. I’m allowing myself to be my age and play roles that are my age. No need to look or act younger. I’ve already played those parts. I’m at home in my own skin and I want to share the beauty of that with others. Young women need good role models. Especially when they’re looking at magazines with emaciated, surgically enhanced bodies and faces. We need to embrace the beauty of the cycle of life.