Hello and Welcome to Life After Forty! I’m so glad you stopped by to learn a bit more about this fabulous time of your life. I’m Melissa, and I’m almost 42. It seems odd to say that, but as I go through this exciting stage, I’m learning more about myself and what makes me tick. I hope that talking about these mid-life issues will help you and get you excited about all the things happening to you – and me!

So, if you came here to learn a bit more about me – let’s dig in! I’m Melissa Mills. I wear a whole bunch of titles, like daughter, sister, mom, wife, nurse, and writer. However, that’s not who I am. These are roles I play, and while I wouldn’t be me without these roles, I’m learning not to be defined by them.



I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years. In 2017, I took a leap of faith and left a corporate management position to pursue my dream of becoming a health and wellness writer. Over the last year or so, I’ve written countless articles for other people. I’ve been paid, so it’s been a good year, but I’ve also realized that it’s time to take this writing skill and quit giving it to other people.

I’ve always wanted to start a blog that helped others. While sitting in the waiting room of my doctor’s office, I was listening to other women deal with the same issues I’m going through. Every woman there looked like they didn’t have anyone to turn to – this is precisely when the idea for Life After Forty came to me.

Now, that you’re here and know a bit more about me – kick back and stay awhile. Take a look at the health and wellness info, and then dive into some of the family life blogs too. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up to get your free copy of “The Woman’s Ultimate Guide to Health After 40.”

I hope you enjoy the site and come back for more.