My husband always says, “Life begins at 40!” I was a young mom, so by my forties, my kids were grown. When I became a grandma at 50, for me, that is when life really began! I had an empty nest and I was ready to be a grandma. My husband and I have been able to travel the world, and see amazing places, but there is no place like home and visiting my grandkids. I love the freedom I have to go and do what when I want.
I am living my most extraordinary life right now by being able to do what I want, which is spending as much time as I can with my kids and grandkids. I travel to four states on a regular basis for grandchild births, birthdays or babysitting, so their moms and dads can take vacation. I love that I am able to be there.
In the next decade, I aspire to volunteer at an organization that needs help. I have always loved helping people in some capacity or another. Whether it is for their health or just life, it brings me great joy to know that I may of made their life a little better. I also love teaching classes and I hope to start that up again soon.
When I saw my portraits for the first time, I was in awe. I wasn’t sure I knew the person in the picture. She was confident, beautiful, and full of life. Karianne makes you feel like you are the most important and beautiful person in the world. The experience was amazing and as I see the portraits in my home I am so glad that I did it.