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Little cabin in the woods

Last Thursday was a much needed reunion with Mother Nature and it had been a month since I was out. It’s an eternity for my standards despite that I enjoy my time off in the House as well. I love to just ease into the day, to sleep in, enjoy that cup of coffee while taking time to catch up on everybody’s blog and do a little writing in between all the muddling around. Even that time has been cut short with extra pre-Christmas activities and once again the struggle against time is real and I feel there is not enough time to read and write. Thank you for being patient, you know I’ll be back and catch up 😉. On the other hand, I love a day that is open to my creativity and is free of chores and errands. Maybe in February such time will return. The retail hectic of christmas will have past and we are heading right into inventory in January. Breathe….

The weather was decent on Thursday and in the mid to upper 40’s. It was a sunny day with no wind and the sun felt wonderful. We headed up to my favorite area around here, and you would think it to be Lake Tahoe, a touristy and well known attraction, but it is not and you already know if you follow my blog. You might find it hard to believe when I say that it’s not my go to destination, it’s so gorgeous and beautiful and many would only dream to visit, but it is that touristy feel that keeps me away and seek solitude to the northwest of me.

The sun is so low and the days are so short. I didn’t get my step goal in for that day, but I well made up for it at work with another 15K day yesterday. Today, Sunday and Monday will not be any different and my body is trying to adjust to the increased physical aspects. I hope I can hold up and a RA flare is far from any sight.

We ended up at Sardine lake resort, a tiny vacation spot that offers several cabins for rent at the base of the Sierra Buttes. It’s usually booked during the summer, despite it’s health prize and row boats are readily available to paddle through the majestic scenery. The settings are beautiful no doubt, but pack packing can be a great option as well and bring even more freedom. You could see nobody if you choose, and your neighbors are far and few in between.

Now in the winter, the resort is quiet and the cabins are boarded up until spring. This might have been the latest we have visited the area and the Gold-lakes Highway is usually closed already due to heavy snow. We felt lucky and appreciative to enjoy the solitude and wander through the resort without a care. It’s about the only time when you can do it if you want to be respectful to the ones that rent the cabins in the summer and not to interrupt their privacy. Everything was ready and prepared for father winter as we strolled through memories and laughter from the past summer.

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Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer and 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 has purpose. I’ve made mistakes, and I see them as a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time. 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 of the hamster wheel to change my future. I didn’t land all that softly, but I still did it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of memories and I chase moments, instead of martial stuff. Less is more, and I prefer quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. Talking about free, I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. I find myself going 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 find a way, you soon realize that it is the only way to not lose who you are.
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 now I believe that the past is history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end I realize that we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard, to be accepted, and to find our spot in life. We try hard to fit in, some to the point of acting out of character, playing by the rules of what we think society expects of us. Until we wake one day, feeling empty and lost, with our life passing right in front of us. It’s never too late to change your stars, and it was my toughest moments, who turned out to be my greatest teachers.
They say that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it was darkness who has shown me 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 💙🦋

9 thoughts on “Little cabin in the woods

    1. Going over answering my comments, I’m stuck at this one again and it reminds me how truly lucky I am to be able to go with friends and someone. That we have the same interests and can sit there forever. I think it’s hard to find and the bigger the group, the tougher for everybody to like the same thing. I couldn’t go alone that’s for sure and with the RA I just don’t trust myself enough if something should happen. So I’m very lucky that way. 🙂

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  1. You have the BEST adventures. It helps you have a spirit which encourages adventures. Some people never manage to realise they are in the middle of something incredible and it is sad. YOU do and then you share! How fortunate we are. :o)

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    1. Wow, Kris, you always say the nicest things to me and encourage me in such a big way. I never know how to thank you properly, but I know what you mean when you say that many don’t realize all the beauty we can find anywhere. I’m truly blessed and I’m lucky to be a simple person. You are right and you have to have somewhat of an adventurous spirit, although this, for me is just another hike in the backyard. 🙂 Thank you dear, a day off is coming up and I read you soon.

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