Luddy of Service Now is an example for how you can take a major professional and financial loss and bounce back to be on top! And considering the age at which he did it, makes his journey all that more compelling.
You owe it to yourself to rethink that idea or project you have on the shelf. You also owe it to yourself to put your stats (age, gender, etc) in perspective. There really are no limits with a fresh perspective and an executable plan.