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Where to now? 

This picture was taken in 2009 and it was in the early beginning of my hiking days. I had only been hiking for three years and in large I was on a quest to figuring out this thing called life. You could also say that it was the beginning of finally feeling alive again and I felt that I had missed so much in my dormant princess sleep. Life had passed me by and all I had done was exist. I had a lot of questions and it was around the same time that I became an artist and started dabbling in the creativity aspect as a form of expression. Both became great passions that would help me balance my life and portray the things I couldn’t explain in words. It was the beginning of my spiritual journey to myself.

I had little to no direction and perhaps took a few wrong turns that ended in some dead ends. We all make our share of mistakes right, but I wouldn’t change it and I believe for me it was part of the process and necessary in order to make progress. The path was unclear at times and not always visible, life was foggy and scary. And from the looks of this picture, it appears that I didn’t always knew where I was going, haha. Perhaps I had to get my feet wet a few times to figure things out. And I am still figuring things out and I will never stop learning.

I feel truly humbled and honered to have been considered of contributing the post to Forgiving Fridays. It means a great deal to me and words can’t even express how thankful and grateful I feel. Thank you very much. 


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 💙🦋

22 thoughts on “Where to now? 

  1. This is a beautiful post. Light and so much love to you on your spiritual journey to yourself (great way to put it ❤ ). So glad that we connected via wordpress!

    You are welcome to contribute this post – or another one – to Forgiving Fridays if you want to. It's a weekly post that I do to invite folks to share about forgiveness and/or what inspires them to forgive. This post to me is full of compassion…reminiscent of my own awakening. (All you need to do to contribute is use #ForgivingFridays and also include a pingback to my post. I can always give you the link if you need it ❤ )

    Blessings and lots of caring — Debbie

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    1. Oh my goodness, I feel truly honored by your kind words and embarrassed at the same time to confess that I have never contributed a post or used pingbacks. I’m sure it’s super easy and please do send me the link so I can try to figure it out as I would love to and again feel truly honored.
      I know how to add the tag but I don’t know how to get it to show up on your site. Geee….Sorry 😔

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      1. Oh my gosh, no worries! It is so super easy. Just add a sentence or two in your blog post that you’re contributing the post to Forgiving Fridays. Then you highlight part of the sentence (like Forgiving Fridays) and click on the chain looking icon. Then you add my post and save! That should be it. Here is my latest Forgiving Fridays & absolutely feel free to let me know if you have questions.

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      2. Thank you for all of you help, it truly means a lot. I know how to add a link and have linked to older posts I want to include in newer posts.
        Ok, so this particular post “where to now?” That is already posted on my blog. Would I go back in and edit it, applying the sentence that i want to contribute it forgiving Fridays? And then hit update I would imagine. I will try in a little while and hopefully all will work hahaha. I’m sorry I’m such a pain and I’m sure it is super simple. Thank you again.

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      3. You DID IT!! Yay! Good for you. I’ve got your beautiful contribution and will include it in my Forgiving Fridays update tomorrow. Thank you for being you and for this great post. 🙂 🙂 Blessings, Debbie ps – my email is (in case you ever want to share your forgiveness story … just got the hit to mention that!)

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      1. Yes, walk the log. Total fear of heights. I know you’re not hire up, but that’s close enough. I’d be so scared of falling in it would take all the fun out of it

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