Kelly Johnson

Age 56

My favorite thing about being a woman over 40 is feeling fully in control of my life. As I grow older, I have learned to put down things that are not for me to carry, like others’ opinions, the desire to control, and negative energy. I’m free to love my family and enjoy all life has to offer.

I am living my most extraordinary life right now by embracing my place in life. As new empty nesters my husband and I are discovering our new path and reveling in the peace and harmony of adult life. We get to say goodbye to children and hello to two of the most amazing friends. It’s more fun than we could have ever imagined.

In the next decade, I aspire to spend time doing things I enjoy like reading and traveling. I want to use this time to grow my mind and stay in a peaceful state.  I’m looking forward to enjoying this incredibly liberating time of life with my family and friends.  #loveitall

When I saw my portraits for the first time, I screamed. I was stunned by my smile. Long ago I believed that I had lost my smile amongst the jobs, chores, kids, and a chaotic life. When I saw that I had my smile back and it could touch my eyes I felt beautiful, loved and a priority.