Jana Modena

Age: 62

Works for the State Assembly and a consultant on the side.

"Don’t care what others think. Just be YOU – you are the only one that can be you."

Jana Modena

What is the best thing about being your age?

The ability to speak my mind!

What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?

So many, but most recent losing my husband of 36 years year to Cancer/Covid a year ago. Trying to keep things running and keeping family together while dealing with all the paperwork and details all during covid has been tough.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Adopting and Raising two of the most incredible kids since birth – they are my pride and joy!

What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

Hot Air Balloon ride in Napa – Next to Modena, Italy!

What is your most treasured possession?

My Lake house – it is my happy place!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sitting at the lake and not a care in the world. Bonus if it is with great friends!

What is a trait you are most proud of?

My people skills and ability to network!

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would have learned to LOVE exercise!

what is your greatest extravagance?

Love buying jewelry! Girl has to have her bling!

What do you most value in your friends?

Love! I have an amazing group of gal pals that are there when I need them and boy are they great humor too!

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t care what others think – we spend so much time trying to fit in, or look a certain way. Just be YOU – you are the only one that can be you.

What is your motto or favorite quote?

If your not having fun, you are not living life right!!!

Words of wisdom for younger women

Get out of your own way – YOU CAN DO IT!!

Additional thoughts...

You youngsters, try to keep up!!!

Jana Modena
Jana Modena