I am Anna from Russia. I am a joyful and a very positive person, who is always smiling. I live in a small town, but I was born and raised in the city of Kazan, in the multicultural heart of Russia. I am married and I have a grown-up son. I work as a free-lance Pharmacy Technician. I have a lot of different hobbies. I like reading and painting, enjoying theatre and music. At the moment I am doing a Photography course.
I am 48-years old and I actually don’t like the word ‘old’; as I am not feeling old, but I feel that I am at a good age. I lead an active life and enjoy sports. I do yoga classes twice a week, love running and swimming and thoroughly enjoy dancing.
I feel that at my age I have a lot of personal freedom, as I am not tied down by small children or job. These allow me to travel worldwide.
Like every girl, I always have a desire to become a model. But my life went in a different way. I was studying, then started working to make a living, had my son.
Living in a big city I always had an opportunity to see and meet a lot of people from different backgrounds – artists, photographers, models. I admired them and always dreamed among them.
In August of 2018, I finally had an opportunity to have a photoshoot with a professional photographer. I really enjoyed the session and realised that this what I want.
By taking this step in my life I think I can be a good example for other women around my age, being able to show that you can still feel good, look good and pursue your dreams. I hope I can inspire others to see that life doesn’t stop or even slow down if you are over 40.