December 27, 2023

Melissa's 40 over 40 Story Too


Eyes, décolleté, overall shape of waist/hips.


I’m not….I just want to make sure we minimize my flaws and accentuate my assets.


To celebrate transformations in my life (renewed health, spirit, attitude, outlook).


Continued appreciation for myself.


Seeing what’s possible with a variety of outfits.  I’m open to exploring anything.


Life is always going to include hills and valleys.  What we live for, and keeps us going is celebrating the joyful moments in life.


Be more loving and accepting of yourself.  Make care for yourself a priority over all others.  Know that it is possible to tend to your own needs while caring for others.  Command respect and take nothing less.  Don’t hold onto relationships past their expiration date.  Beauty is something we all possess, and society is not the authority on what is or is not beautiful!


My grandmother.  She was my mom, and it’s because of her I have this loving, kind, and generous yet feisty spirit.


I don’t really have one, except that I’ve never looked or felt better than I do now that I’ve made self-care a priority.


Now….since I’ve regularly been caring for myself, making myself a priority, and commanding respect….I have felt better and looked better than I ever have!


Realizing the changes I need to make in my life and implementing them.


Compassionate, sensitive, snarky


I have a TON! I love color! Turquoise, coral, plum, teal, fuchsia, lilac….

About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy is a professional portrait photographer in NW Indiana. She specializes in glamour and boudoir photography because she takes great joy in empowering women of all ages and sizes to look and feel beautiful. She also loves watching her clients’ self-confidence, self-accept, and self-love re-emerge during their photoshoots as they see how truly beautiful they are.

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