get to know me

Hello there! I’m Monique Pinkney and welcome to Forty-Won and Up!! Im a wife and fairly new mom whose life is blossoming into this really wonderful existence the older I get. I started this blog to share my personal experiences as a woman over forty doing things that may seem far-fetched, impossible or just plain crazy for women my age — like having my first child at forty-four!

I grew up in Prince George’s County Maryland in a small town right outside of Washington D.C., called Glenarden. I graduated from Bowie State University where I received a degree in Journalism. I’ve worked for companies big and small but I would eventually wind up in New York City where I would successfully enjoy a decade career in modeling and acting.

I’ve landed back in my hometown enjoying life closer to family. I’m married to my amazing hubby Wayne and we have an adorable son named Ryan. Since starting this blog two years ago life has certainly changed. But its going nowhere but UP!

I hope that when you stop by you will be encouraged and inspired to take life by the horns and ride it out as far as your heart will take you … no matter how old you are.

Peace & Love!