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Snow – Day

I was off the last two days and the weather has been amping up, while preparing for the next round of snow to hit. Like all days off or vacations for that matter, time flew by and those days came and went in the blink of an eye. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that days off go by way too fast. Tuesday was filled with an early appointment visiting the “Tooth-Fairy” and I know I have been writing a lot of my visits and appointments there. You could think my teeth are in terrible shape, but in reality they are not. I’m catching up from years of avoiding the dentist, while taking advantage of my insurance benefits. I’ve always had insurance and have been paying for years with no benefit to me, similar to flushing money down the toilet. Might as well make use of it and overcome the fear and anxiety I used to have about the dentist. Needless to say I decided to get a few things done and take my health matters into my own hands. I recently learned that old fillings expand, contract and crack, allowing harmful toxins to enter your body. Maybe and just somehow I believe that there could be a connection to this autoimmune disease that I’m battling. I really haven’t done much research about it, but still it feels as if my intuition is guiding me to consider this possibility. It’s strange in a way but I learned to trust that gut feeling, to pay attention and listen to those signs. Connection or not, for sure it can’t be good and it was one of the main reasons I decided to have the old fillings replaced. I believe that this is only one example, one knowing fact about the toxins we consume on a daily basis. How much more is out there without us even knowing, it’s scary once you start to do some research. I got to do my part, I owe to myself and to my smile. 

Wednesday was rainy and a very wet day. The much anticipated adventure I was seeking, finding time to spend outdoors was washed away with the heavy rainfall. The skies were gray and bland looking offering no photo opportunity at all. My mood kind of matched the dull scenery around me as I felt anxiety creeping up. Another thing added to my plate I was trying to figure out a “Check engine” light in the jeep indicating a transmission code. My first thought must have been something like “Great, now what” and I wonder when my optimistic self has started to assume the worst in every scenario. After dropping off the car at a transmission shop, it wasn’t the transmission, luckily, but it could be electrical (which takes time to pinpoint and time costs a lot of money, especially at a jeep dealership), or it could be the computer that has gone bad all together. Not a cheap incident either, but so it goes, right, and further diagnostics is needed to pinpoint the problem. 

The storm was suppose to come in today, my first day back at work after my days off. Like always I watched the forecast like a hawk, but lately it seems like the forecast is not very steady or accurate. I live thirty minutes from town, located at a higher elevation that often turns to snow when it merely rains in town. I woke up this morning and the world was eerie silent outside. Without looking outside the window, I knew right away that it was snowing. Have you ever noticed how silent it gets when the snow is falling? Peaceful. The dusting I was expected to see from the forecast last night had turned into 4-5 inches of snow and everything was covered in a thick, wet, heavy snow blanket this morning. With chain restrictions on the freeway and a snow forecast to last through the noon hours, I called work and took a snow day. I can’t help but find myself in a child like bliss about the snow day, enjoying this winter wonderland in the meantime. I don’t remember the last snow day or missing work because of it. I am usually not one to call in, but today I’m grateful of not having to battle the roads in unsafe conditions. While it is still snowing outside, the sun has found a way to peak through the clouds. In my childlike state of mind, I feel good to enjoy the beauty while not having to battle sickness. 

I feel like building a snowman. ☃. 

With the roads clearing up later and sunshine in the forecast, I will venture out to town and hope to snap a few pictures along the way. We are forecasted to have 3-6 more inches between tonight and tomorrow and I hate to see how this might end up since last nights dusting produced 5 inches. Hahahaha. 

In the meantime, here is a shot from my front door during a break in the snow. Have a beautiful day everybody.


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 💙🦋

14 thoughts on “Snow – Day

  1. Well I hope that you get outside and make that snowman. It is raining cats and dogs here like crazy, but that is okay, it’s God way of cleaning things up I believe.

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  2. I may have started singing the Disney song “Do you wanna build a Snowman?” 😀 It looks so gorgeous! I hope I get to experience snow days in the future. I might not be able to handle cold weather (coming from a place of perpetual sunshine) but I think I’d fall in love with the tranquility of snow. It’s important to listen to your gut feelings about things that contribute negatively to your body. I’ve been sickly for a long time and most people just assumed I was being a hypochondriac (and manifesting symptoms psychologically). But our bodies are always trying to tell us that something is not right. Since I was diagnosed with my disease, I watch what I put in to my body. Our bodies are our temples after-all. And you need a strong, healthy one for all those lovely hikes you still have to take 😉 Take more snow pics for me!

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    1. Haha that is awesome and I can hear you singing. I hope you too will see snow some day and maybe we can take a sleigh ride or go sledding lol.
      I know what you mean with being conscious of what you are putting into your body and I have to do a better job and get back on track. The hectic of retail often derails me a bit and it’s time to refocus. 😉

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  3. I just watched a video last night by a holistic physician, who said that when our bodies are sick, it’s not that our bodies are out to get us, it’s that our bodies are trying to give us information and that we shoukd listen to our intuition about what they are saying. So, Rhapsody, you are probably on the right track in listening to your intuition about your autoimmune issues. Funny enough, I just read this post while at my oldest son’s first orthodontic appointment.

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  4. Beautiful post and photo! I just love the silence created by the snow, everything outside is totally muted. And I agree, when waking up and still in bed I can tell that it has snowed outside. Have a great day with lots of sunshine! Marcus

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  5. Oh I read this a few days ago! I was thinking, what a few days you had and what an amazing attitude as always. I have to ask for your forgiveness for being missing these few weeks, I’ve been to the islands first and then back to life, than again in Italy for work… Uff i’m a rollercoaster and when I see your posts I don’t want to like them without reading them so they pile up until I have time. But time always arrives on the end, I’m a “have patience with me please” kind of guy I fear eh eh. In the meantime have a wonderful day! And I’ll be reading you more these days! 😉

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