Deborah Snyder

Age 54

My favorite thing about being a woman over 40 is that I continue to evolve and at the same time I am unapologetically me! I generally know what I like and what is important to me (having girlfriends is definitely at the top of the list), and I have gotten much better at saying “no” if the opportunity/invitation does work for me. I enjoy watching my kids growing into amazing adults. I LOVE the work I do and try to focus on living in the moment!

I am living my most extraordinary life right now by taking care of me. I have a belief that self-care is crucial to aging with grace and helps you have the energy to then help others. I am truly putting myself first and feel strong and healthy as a result. I am intentionally curious which allows for so many opportunities to present itself. Being present has been helpful to enjoy and appreciate my life!

In the next decade, I aspire to travel, travel, and then travel some more! There are so many different places I want to see, like Spain, Portugal, Greece and Peru. I want to find vacations that will challenge my athleticism as well. For example, bike trips, hiking, and camping. I hope that I will have grandchildren and can be the active hands on “Nonna” with them. 

When I saw my portraits for the first time, I was overwhelmed with joy. Karianne did an amazing job of capturing me so my heart and personality truly came through with these portraits. It was hard to pick which ones I liked the best. That was a good problem to have.