Who are your mentors? Stick with them, ignore the rest.
R.I.P. Olivia Newton John … you are the goat of something, I don’t know what, but you are… you popularized natural beauty and fitness – and gave the girl next door the courage to be a little naughty. One of your songs on the Physical album literally changed the course of my life … THE PROMISE – I listened to it over and over again, then I told my mom I wanted to become a marine biologist, and go to Australia to visit the wild dolphins that Olivia swam with. I didn’t become a marine biologist, but I did get all of my diving certifications, learned to sail and started a degree in underwater archaeology – which brought me to the warm waters of Hawaii. In Hawaii I got to swim with hundreds of wild dolphins on several occasions, and then in 2005 my then husband and I traveled the entire West coast of Australia – we went to Monkey Mia and I did indeed get to swim with the wild dolphins that Olivia introduced us to all those years ago. It was a bucket list item, a dream come true – the dolphins came close, one touched me several times -teasing me into dolphin love ecstasy. It was a perfect epic moment. Who has influenced your life – a family member, celebrity, teacher? If they are still around tell them. It will bring them so much joy.
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