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The European in me…

As I get ready for work, my mind is drifting and I find myself traveling down the road that leads to my passion for travel. Maybe it is my sense of adventure and exploring new places that leaves me feeling like Columbus must have felt while discovering a new oasis for my heart, maybe I’m homesick and maybe it is my sense of beauty for this world, my bohemian roots, my gypsy, wandering spirit that is yearning to be free.  

One particular picture comes to mind and I have a soft spot for this country that lies far far away from me right now but remains always close to my heart. I took this picture in Verona Italy, the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet (do I need to say more?), and besides it’s visual beauty it speaks to the hopeless romantic that lives within me. It was a warm summer night and we slept in the car before taking the train into Venice the next morning. Ah Venice, I do miss you and Europe all together. ❤️

Have a great day everybody, I hope you enjoy this picture which remains years after, still a favorite. 


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

24 thoughts on “The European in me…

    1. Did you ever get the chance to visit Patty? It such a different lifestyle and the world is slowed down a bit with more work life balance.
      I always say that we are not lazy people but in Germany we work for a living instead of living to work.

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      1. Yes, I’ve been to many countries in Europe several times. I’ve just loved the routine of buying food for my dinner and breakfast for the next day on my way home in the evening. I love the dignity of riding a train and sipping on tea or coffee. I’ve not been to Germany, but I get what you are saying. Germany is on my bucket list of places to visit. I am half Irish and half German. I’ve had the privilege to spend weeks at a time in Ireland because of attending conferences there.

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      2. That’s amazing Patty and Ireland is on my bucket list. I imagine it so beautifully from all the pictures I have seen and I hope I get to go some day.
        Yeah you are right and the food is a lot different as well and we eat more fresh vs. packaged up meat etc.. It’s such a different atmosphere and going to the store in the morning etc. is actually enjoyable to get your fresh groceries and doesn’t feel like a rushed task. I enjoyed it.

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  1. My favorite country in the world is Italy. I studied there for a month and traveled through it on holiday once. Such wonderful gelato and remarkable beauty everywhere 🙂 Also…I genuinely have gypsy blood in my family line 😀 No wonder we get each other, lol! The thought of travel and adventure is always inspiring…there’s so much to treasure out there in the world. Thank you for my moonchild dose of inspiration 😉

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    1. I couldn’t have said it better and I share your opinion to the tee. There is just something about travel and exploring. Especially in Europe and that old world charm that gets lost in all the hectic here. I miss it.


  2. Oooohhhh Verona… such a nice place to visit. I’ve never seen it by night though, so thank you to your picture is like I can make it whole in my experience!! 😀 I have the luck of travelling a lot for work, but working a lot at my birthplace too, so I’ve never really felt homesick. At the beginning I was running away from my home, my city, my country, for the narrow minded people I met there, but with the years thing have changed, I have changed and sometimes I think I could go back again there. I don’t know if this is the same feeling you have, I don’t know your reasons for going away, but yes, where your roots began, is a place that in a way will call you back forever… 🙂

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    1. Yes I do have a soft spot for your homeland and I’m glad I could show you this Picture at night. I knew you could appreciate its beauty and you too see beauty in the simplest of things. Not that I’m saying this is a simple picture and the view was stunning. But you appreciate things most would just walks past and that is special.
      I once won a photo contest with a picture of a weed that nobody probably ever gave any attention to but me hahaha

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