A shot of inspiration: Meet Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby broke all the norms, all the rules that proper women where expected to follow in the early 20th century. She never married, lived alone, had a career, and became the first licensed female pilot in the country in 1911.
It's impossible to watch this video and not be moved by her fortitude and sense of adventure. A 4-minute clip that's worth your time.