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50 over 50 2022 Edition

Stephanie Rufa

Meet the participants of the 50 over 50 Portrait Experience 2022 Edition. 

In their own words……

Genuine. Generous. Blessed.

    1. Set some goals: appreciate the discipline & sacrifice required; the satisfaction of accomplishment; and believe you deserve your success. 

      Be flexible:  success, change and set-backs are all just new opportunities. 

      Be joyful. 

      Be open. 

      Be appreciative. 

      Be grateful. 

      Be present.

      Be kind.

      Develop an abundance mentality, don’t allow space for fear, scarcity, and comparison. 

      Be confident – know your value, know your worth, know yourself – don’t compromise who you are for anyone else.

      Enjoy the day-to-day (the process, your journey), even when it seems nothing ever changes and even if you feel stuck, do something to bring joy to each day. 

    2. I hope they see joy. 

      I would want them to know this was a difficult year that started in the shadow of the unexpected loss of my mom. And yet, despite all the sadness and grief, my life is still abundant, full of love and hope, and I have found immense joy and comfort in being with my family. 

      I’ve come to understand my greatest comfort since losing my mom is knowing she loved me and knowing that she knew I loved her. That is the greatest gift we could give to each other – and we did.

      I’ve opened up a bit since her passing: I hug more. I say “I love you” more often.

      I’m trying to be better, to be more kind, to be more open. I’m not perfect, my life is not perfect, it is not always easy – but I know my life is good, and I am blessed, and I am grateful for my experience. 

      And this understanding brings me joy. 

      So, I hope they see joy.

    4. Spending time with my family. Everyone is so busy with school and work when we do get a night together we make dinner, play cards and hang out. It’s fun just being together and catching up. 

The Stories behind the faces

Each subject has a unique story to share – find all the stories in our exclusive magazine

The 50 over 50 PORTRAIT Magazine

Everyone has a story. The Planet Photo Portrait Magazine features the participants of the 2022 Portrait Experience and a little about each participant; their dreams, their real life stories and the experiences that shaped them.

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