Holiday In The Wild

Netflix has a new movie out called Holiday In The Wild starring Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis (Charlotte from Sex In The City).  It’s a bit Hallmarky (is that a word?) but here’s what Netflix says about it:

When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose — and potential romance.

It’s a short movie and if you like elephants or dream of taking an African safari, it’s a good one.  But what I liked best was that it was about finding yourself again.  And isn’t that what we’re all searching for especially after heartbreak?

You’ve got to pick up the pieces of you and mold them back together in a new way once the shock of the heartbreak has decreased.  When the question of What am I going to do now? enters your head, you want to begin the healing process to find a solution and that’s not easy to do.  Because if you’re like me, I lived, breathed and loved my role as wife and mom.  And even though I was still a mom after the breakup and divorce, I didn’t know who I was if I wasn’t the ex’s wife.  And it felt like I was on shaky ground.

But like the movie character, I found myself again although it’s been a long process and I’m still working on it.  I’ve remembered who I once was and looked inside for that kernel that is Janie – Authentically Me – and started there, at my core, to rebuild.  While I haven’t rebuilt my life to where I want it to go, I’m on the path.

This movie may touch you with some inspiration if you’re in a similar situation.  I like movies about relationships and surviving life’s challenges and embracing the changes that life throws at us.  Those curve balls aren’t meant to wreck you.  They’re meant to inspire you and to help you change.

When my life crumbled into a huge heap of nothingness, I sat on the floor in a pity party, digging through the mud and trying to find answers.  Finally I had to pick myself up, dust myself off and rebuild my life.  It hasn’t been easy, but the fact that I get up every morning thinking that it’s a new day and a new opportunity, I guess that’s a good start.

I just thought I’d share since I watched the movie the other night.  It’s Friday and for those of us who are single, we may need something to watch this weekend!  Let me know what you think of it!




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7 Responses to Holiday In The Wild

  1. DIL and I watched it for about 15 minutes but even with the whole animal rescue subplot, the acting was too horrible for us and we switched to Scott/Bailey lol.


  2. Dwight Hyde says:

    I know I tried to early to get my life back together. I heard it called a Trauma and that’s exactly what it was. It’s taken me 4 years to truly get back up. Looking back I wished I would of been kinder to myself.


  3. LA says:

    I keep getting g the prompt that it’s a movie I would like…


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