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Safari: an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat

Most of us have stories of people we have met and love to talk about.  Starting to feel like i just don’t do that enough so let me start here.  Jodi Cole, a super fun friend in college who I lost touch with until basically Facebook reconnected us.  It was definitely tricky to keep up back in the prehistoric days of address books that were actually WRITTEN pages!!   In clearing out my basement, I stumble across many versions dating back to elementary school.  I was always a correspondence person so that fits.  Now, however, I’m finally clearing out and dumping them.  I digress (I do that a lot).

Jodi had a ‘normal’ career path out of college: accounting job of some sort and off she went.  I don’t know the details, I’ll leave them for you to discover yourself.  What I do know is that she is one of those people who completely immersed herself in an opportunity once she stumbled into it.  I admire that, and so very much, about Jodi.

Through a series of life events, she ended up planning a 50th birthday celebration taht was a safari…top that people!!  I cannot imagine the fun those people had celebrating someone so special in their lives this way!  The travelers LOVED what Jodi put toether and the half-centurion encouraged Jodi to do that more.  What’s super cool is that she did.  It wasn’t instant and there were not trumpets blowing or clouds bursting with messages telling her this was the thing to do, but something, somewhere gave her the strength and courage to pursue this passion.

It is now 15 years since Wild Rainbow Safari’s began and Jodi has an incredible safari business that has super unique elements to it.  Over the years Jodi has continued to expand her expertise and has gained certifications that allow her to show more, know more and share.  I’ve not been on a safari with Jodi – YET, but hope to one day.

More to the point – I hope you all will take a look at what she has accomplished and share the message of success through passion.

Sending out huge praise to Jodi for all she has accomplished.  Please check out her website https://wildrainbowsafaris.com



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Did I do it right?

We all have so many things going on and want to do all of them to that ‘Pinterest’ level of perfection.  When we don’t see that, we are easily dismayed and our projects often fall by the wayside.  Well, I think we all have this issue.  I know I do.  My home is cluttered with so many cool ideas and items to implement them.  Where’s the time and money to get them done?

Recently, I’ve been listening to and reading about so much struggle with perfectionism and stress.  Overworked, burnout, etc.  Why?  I know that people actually boast about being stressed out or a perfectionist.  Those are problems, not bragging rights.  I have suffered from these problems a lot and see it brewing in my beautiful girls.  This last item is the reason I stop and breathe today.  I need to ensure they keep learning to give and receive affirmations.  I see too many kids today, including my own, who are filled with the anxiety over performance.  Most of it self-inflicted pressure but we need to teach them how to do their own affirmations since they are not as exposed to it as we were.  Even playing in our neighborhoods used to provide little affirmations about bike riding, tree climbing, etc.  It was confidence boosting.    We need that as kids, and as adults.  A peer group that has less competition and more support.  I’m working on that.

As I start my day today – I have lost my job due to a corporate merger / reduction in forces, both of my air conditioners are dead, I lost my keyless entry car fob so literally cannot use my car.

And….I’m staying at my ex-husband’s house.

You know what? I totally did that right.  I showed my daughters that while we cannot stay married, our parenting includes supporting one another.  It was seamless for me to bring them over, grab clothes and food and while we are here, we eat dinner as a family.

I am definitely hashtag feeling blessed! 😉  #diditright #feelingblessed
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23 Relaxing Things To Do In Beautiful Ma

23 Relaxing Things To Do In Beautiful Marathon, FL – Take in all the exciting (and relaxing) things to do in Marathon, FL. In fact, it’s been called the boating and family destination of the Keys! Just about 50 miles to the north of Key West, Marathon, Florida is home to dreamy beaches and resorts, exciting animal excursions, one of the most colorful sections of the Florida Reef, and several divine restaurants. Pack your bags! Here are 20+ ways to vacation in Marath… http://ow.ly/EH9050u1b5w

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9 Sensational Key West Beaches (+ 3 Wort

9 Sensational Key West Beaches (+ 3 Worth the Short Drive) – The Conch Republic may be known for Duval Street, divine seafood, Hemingway, and hole-in-the-wall pubs that make you feel like a local….but there are also beaches in the Florida Keys that beckon a lazy day of lounging by the Atlantic Ocean or snorkeling in the shallow waters of the tropics. Here are 9 sensational Key West beaches…five you can enjoy without issue and four that come with a price tag (and… http://ow.ly/I7Fj50tYrmL

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Carters Lake: 25+ Fun Ways To Explore El

Carters Lake: 25+ Fun Ways To Explore Ellijay’s Top Attraction – Each Georgia Lake has a personality all its own. Ellijay’s Carters Lake, in the North Georgia mountains, is like a fine cotton t-shirt – comfortable, casual, with an understated elegance that never goes out of style. The post Carters Lake: 25+ Fun Ways To Explore Ellijay’s Top Attraction appeared first on 365 Atlanta Traveler. http://ow.ly/QSxf50tXBf2

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42+ Unique & Awesome Things To Do In Cen

42+ Unique & Awesome Things To Do In Central Florida (Beyond Disney) – There is lots of unique things to do in Central Florida beyond visiting Disney. We’ve rounded up more than 42 amazing ways to have fun! The post 42+ Unique & Awesome Things To Do In Central Florida (Beyond Disney) appeared first on 365 Atlanta Traveler. http://ow.ly/F0Sb50trVo1

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Deciphering the Best Lakes in South Caro

Deciphering the Best Lakes in South Carolina for Your Visit – South Carolina is home to some of the best lakes in the country!  Every type of popular recreational water activity can be found here, including world-class fishing, boating, swimming, and water sports! The post Deciphering the Best Lakes in South Carolina for Your Visit appeared first on 365 Atlanta Traveler. http://ow.ly/8Uvq50rEwWV

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5 Reasons to Make the Gorgeous Isla Bell

5 Reasons to Make the Gorgeous Isla Bella Beach Resort your Vacay Home Base in the Florida Keys [Video] – Just opened in early 2019, the five-star, independent Isla Bella Resort is already making a name for itself as the jewel of the Marathon area. Find out why Isla Bella Beach Resort is the perfect location for an extended stay in the Florida Keys. The post 5 Reasons to Make the Gorgeous Isla Bella Beach Resort your Vacay Home Base in the Florida Keys [Video] appea… http://ow.ly/dspD50rnrKL