40 Over 40 for 2023
"You are worthy and deserving of happiness.
Love yourself because no one can love you the way you deserve
if you don’t love yourself. You are enough-always."
PROFESSION: Undergraduate adviser (UCSC) and photographer
What is the best thing about being your age?
Living for myself and completely letting go of what others think about me.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My Sunday night bubble bath.
What advice would you give your younger self?
You can not change someone and you can not make someone love you. Love yourself. Change yourself and focus your energy inward and you will attract the people meant for you. Don’t be afraid to be alone. Being alone is not the same as being lonely.
What is your motto or favorite quote?
Positive outlook, positive outcome.
Words of wisdom to younger women…
You are worthy and deserving of happiness.
Love yourself because no one can love you the way you deserve if you don’t love yourself.
You are enough-always.
Challenge yourself, every day.
Allow yourself to celebrate your accomplishments.
Treat yourself with grace.
Do not fear getting older. You either get older or die.