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Find your passion, your voice and be heard

I recently received another Blogger award and I always find it hard to believe that I was nominated. To be surprised in such a beautiful way and considered worthy, how awesome is that….thank you ❤️.

This is my third award and it remains a great honor when somebody sees some kind of value in your words and what you have to say. Ultimately, I think it’s the greatest compliment you could ever receive. The gift of time and taking a moment to let somebody know that it mattered. As I sit here, arranging the words to this post in the most profound of ways, I find it to be the essence to everything we seek. Not just in writing but life itself. To be acknowledged by others, to find our purpose in what it is that we do, to be ourselves, to be accepted and to contribute so we can “Find our passion, our voice and be heard”.While I still have another nomination pending, one that I haven’t answered because it is more complex in depth, I found the rules of this award relative to what I would want to say to newcomers first starting out. And so it is that today I am answering the call of Jakejournal who nominated me for this award.

Jake is a wonderful writer and his blog is filled with random thoughts of whatever he feels passionate about. He brings inspiration in times of uncertainty and gives the reader something to hold on to, something that deserves to be contemplated and considered. A different opinion that is thought provoking while it is shedding light and a different view on day to day struggles and subjects. Please take a moment and stop by to say hi and indulge yourself in the wisdom of an old soul.

If you want to participate in the Blogger Recognition Award, here are a few simple rules:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post showing your award.

3. Tell a brief story about how you started your blog.

4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

5. Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate.

6. Comment on each blog letting them know they’ve been nominated.
How it all began, including all its various reasons

What took the longest was deciding on the name of my blog. I wanted it to have meaning, be a reflection of who I am and what compelled me to start writing.
Rhapsody – An effusively, enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling (there was a need for much to be said)
Boheme – Resembling my passion for simplicity and a free spirited life. The gypsy way of the wanderer, the freedom of being in touch with nature, a person that seeks a life without time restraints and who is not afraid to be unique and different.

It was a multitude of reasons why and how this blog got started and you might discover some of the same reasons. Initially it was an outlet, to empty the contents of my mind that was seemingly overflowing into something other than my art. I had much to say and I had to find a way to let these words flow from my mind. I started to write. For myself mostly and much like a journal, even though I hope to put this journey into a book someday.
It was also a bit of a challenge with English being my second language and I can’t really pinpoint the reasons as to why it meant so much that I wanted to do well in writing in a foreign language. I guess I set myself a goal.

Battling a few storms in my life, I realized that we all have something in common. We all have something to say and we all become experts in giving advice. I found others on the sidelines, going with the flow rather than to go against the grain, even if that meant unhappiness. For whatever personal reason, I noticed many suffer in silence while being alone, afraid to speak up or take action. Accepting that this was all there was to life as if their happiness was dependent on others. I’m not a rebel but I am a warrior. I wanted to be a voice for the silent, a light post to hold on to, to instill the feeling of not being alone and that you can change your stars at any time. So I began to write my story and it was the em-path side in me that wanted to help and perhaps shed a tiny shred of inspiration here and there. I would have achieved what I set out to do if these words made a difference for only one person. It remains the very essence that keeps me going.

Advice for new bloggers
It hasn’t been all that long ago that I was new here just like you. You may not know where to start and what to say, your posts might be out of order and much will be trial and error as you develop your skill. I look back at my older posts (the beginning) and I wonder how somebody ever wanted to read it. You will have to get used to being your hardest critic and it’s ok and even healthy as it will keep you striving to get better. And you will, so don’t get discouraged and stop correcting your post a million times like I did. You will only get discouraged and may stop all together. Don’t let that be you and let your words stand for what they are, flaws and all to show your progress as you look back. Be yourself, and what I mean with that is to follow your heart. Do what grabs you instead of catering to likes and the expectations of others. It doesn’t have to be perfect but it has to have passion and come from your heart. Be authentic and remember your mission, why you started this blog. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable, the world needs more of it, so keep it real. No pretending or hiding behind some BS that is not you.
You are special, one in a million, a unique you, who has so much to give and share to those willing to take the time, the time for you to finally be heard. So find your passion, your voice and be heard. Tap into the magic and enjoy the ride as you connect with like minded people. People you have never met, but people who will show you a deeper and closer connection than perhaps those next to you.

My Nominees are in no particular order. It is hard to mention everybody, and while there are so so so many more talented writers I’m lucky to have crossed paths with, I will mention new nominees the next time around and love you all.



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

26 thoughts on “Find your passion, your voice and be heard

  1. You truly are a light to so many of us…thank you for my nomination. As soon as my words return to me I will most definitely tackle it with enthusiasm and gypsy spirit. Also, I didn’t know English was your second language! I’m so proud of you. Continue to inspire us… (moon bow and fairy dust)

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  2. Thank you for the love you are always willing to share so eloquently, you’ve been an inspiration since our paths first crossed and now more so than ever . I will reply to this soon and in hopes of the proper words to express my gratitude 😉 Keep rocking it my friend , as only you can do

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  3. Amazing post! There’s so much passion that goes into everything you write conveyed by every word, a passion that makes these truly captivating reads. I also had no idea English was your second language; you write so well I would’ve never guessed! Thanks for the shoutout too, I appreciate the kind words.

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  4. Thank you! You have always been a great friend and we found ourselves as sisters through our similar experiences. I hope we’ll be able to meet in person sometime to really talk about us and everything that makes us who we are.💖

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