THEM ON US: Is 40 the new 30?

By on March 26, 2013

Is 40 the new 30?

Photo cutline: Shannon Roberts with author Aimee Cebulski. Photo credit: Courtesy Aimee Cebulski

Photo cutline: Shannon Roberts with author Aimee Cebulski.
Photo credit: Courtesy Aimee Cebulski

Turning the big “4-0” has attached to it some weighty stigma. For women, long-pressured by society and meddling mothers to marry and make babies, the significant milestone can be even more daunting.

Aimee Cebulksi’s new travel book, “The Finding 40 Project: Looking at the Big 4-0 Around the World” (Passport Duck Press, $25) features two Jackson Hole women – Shannon Roberts and Meghan Quinn. Cebulski said they and other women from the Western United States were the most adventurous and outgoing. They were open to new adventures and displayed the courage required to make major life changes and decisions along the way to 40 and beyond.

For Quinn, it meant ditching a career on Wall Street for a simpler life off the grid. The former vegetarian now hunts and dresses her own meat with her husband and two boys.

Roberts, an Ob Gyn in town, said turning 40 in 2011 was not a big deal for her. “From an age standpoint, 40 did not stress me out as it’s really just a number to me, rather than a state of mind or being,” she said. Roberts added that she sees a shift toward equality in societal views toward men and women. “I think there is more support of women who choose a family and a career.”





Wyoming Whiskey makes video debut

Tim Harland, national sales director at Wyoming Whiskey, said it wasn’t a case of product placement. John Kirlin just had the good sense to take a pull or two off a WW bottle in his new video for the song “Broken.” Kirlin also rocks a Jalan Crossland t-shirt in the vid so he’s a bona fide double-threat.

“I gotta a feelin’ I need some healin’,” Kirlin sings as he lifts a bottle of Wyoming’s finest to his lips.

It marks what’s believed to be the first sighting of Wyoming Whiskey in a video production.

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