Pam Potyka

Age 57

My favorite thing about being a woman over 40 is that I’ve discovered that I can live my life on my own terms. I didn’t always feel this way and I must admit, it’s very liberating. I found a freedom I never thought I could have. My confidence levels have skyrocketed and for the first time I’m so excited about the present and the future. I think a woman who is happy and confident draws other happy and confident people toward her.

I finally found the man that I love with my whole heart. It’s transformed both of our lives for the better, and that is extraordinary. It’s always fun and an adventure and after three years it’s only getting better. That seems so rare and just one of those things I never thought I would find. I also think living a life built on love and kindness to others is one of the most extraordinary things we can do. Honestly, we don’t have enough of that in our society. And it doesn’t have to be a lot. Sometimes just simple gestures of kindness and actions go a long way.

In the next decade, I aspire to sell my homecare business that I have built for the past decade, and to have all my debt paid off…to be free of those shackles. It’s a dream on the way to becoming a reality. Another aspiration is to travel and see more of the world. It’s something I never thought I would get to do, but I want to do more of that in the future. It’s such a big world and there is so much to see and explore.

When I saw my portraits for the first time, I was so pleasantly surprised and excited. You have no idea of how they will turn out as you go through the photo session, but I was not expecting how professional and clean and sharp the final pictures and portraits would look. I had so much fun dressing up and working with the camera. I ended up with professional pictures I could share with colleagues, and sexy and intimate pictures I could share with my love. He has one framed on his desk right now. The person I see in the various pictures and poses is a strong woman, comfortable in her own skin, and living a full life of happiness. It is beautiful to see the feelings I have inside radiate through the images. Just such a fun and wonderful experience.