An Adventure Called Life!

When I consider this adventure called life, I quickly come to the realization that it will be the longest, most beautiful and most challenging journey I will ever embark upon.  There will be open meadows, filled with wildflowers, laughter and love.  It is during those moments that I will dance in the sunlight and give thanks for life’s blessings.

There will also be rough terrain, showered with tears that, at times, appear impassable. Yet, these moments will teach me so many valuable lessons and allow my soul to grow and flourish.

Regardless of life’s trail, know you are never alone!  You might not know your direction, but you  can always choose who you have beside you.  Surround yourself with individuals that you can GROW with, for these beautiful souls will feed you and make you feel alive.

Reach out to those special souls that walk beside you at times, holding your hand and at other moments carry you, when you are unable to stand alone.  Take a moment to thank them for being such a beautiful part of your journey.  Celebrate this exploration of love and friendship, for it is a beautiful and unique gift.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You

Roda

Ramblings From Roda

img_4328Something happens to my brain, when I am preparing to go on vacation. I clean everything, to the point that the kids ask if the Pope is going to be visiting Indigo Acres. My very “Type A” personality becomes type AAA.  My normal busy days quadruple with tasks and chores.  I could give the energizer bunny a run for her money! I’m tired and filthy, to the point that if I were a bath and body scent, it would probably be titled,  “Weedy Poo”. Welcome to my life!  I love it!

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To my defense, an amazing lady stays at our home and runs Indigo Acres while we are away. She is a saint! I want to make her stay here as smooth and relaxing as possible. I don’t leave our “Staycation” very easily, and honestly ask myself if the work to prepare for a vacation is worth it.  Knowing she is here, taking care of our critter family, does set me at ease. But why the serious push?

Honestly, I know the answer to my own question.   By the time I am on vacation, finally relaxed, it’s time to get back on the plane and return home.  The last thing I want to do is hit the ground running, as soon as I return.  Reentry can be painful!  I am determined to keep balance. Although going on vacation means family time and lots of photography time for me, it also is a time for renewal and restoration. When I return home, knowing that the human and animal houses are clean, means that I don’t hit that brick wall of reentry. I ease back in, with balance.

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This is probably the last family vacation we will take for awhile. My oldest leaves for college next summer. (Let’s not talk about that right now) This is one of the many reasons why I’m going to embrace this time and enjoy every moment. I know that once I’m sitting on that airplane, my mind will clear and, although I will think about the animals, my main focus will be on my human family.

As much work as it is to prepare for leaving over 100 critters, I will embrace the gifts I receive from the journey.  I can honestly say that I am always filled with gratitude, when I return home to Indigo Acres. Our little farm is truly magical. Returning with a restored state of mind and balanced attitude, creates even more daily bliss. What a precious gift!
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We’ve spent the past four years creating our “Staycation” here at home. But, I have to admit, taking a break from daily life allows me to appreciate it, even more, when I return.   So, while I am unplugged and enjoying an amazing adventure in the Rocky Mountains, I will rest.  My blog will rest, too.  But, I will have lots of stories and photography to share, when I return!

Over the next week, remember to take some time for you. Unplug and Just Be. It will be the greatest gift you can give to yourself…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda
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Tomorrow!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day to enter the Growing Self birthday give-a-way!   Check out this link for more details…

https://growingself.blog/2018/03/06/growing-self-lets-celebrate-1-year-with-gifts/

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Thank you for joining me in celebrating an amazing year!  I can’t wait to send these wonderful gifts to two beautiful individuals!

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda