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Bench with a view…

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

~Andy Rooney

Fact is that the climb is often difficult and hard.

Are you willing to put in the effort?

Would you stay and sit for awhile?

Can you listen to the silence?


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 “Bench with a view…

  1. What an extraordinary picture! I can do the silence and the sitting. I am polishing up on my listening skills and need to take the ski lift or railway to get up the mountain. I still get my fair share of happiness and growth, but miss out these days on the feelings of awe and accomplishment when it comes to the uphill struggle. xx

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      1. OMG! That mountain has got a face, his eyes are closed, he looks sleepy and a bit squished, looks like an Tree Ent from Lord of the Rings, cool! You’re looking him in the face, Rhapsody. xx

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      2. Do you know what? After you mentioned the other face before, I looked and looked and could not see it and now, straight away, there it is! Yeah, it least he doesn’t look all squished and sleepy. xx

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  2. Might I ask where this photo was taken? It looks a little bit like Zugspitze, which we visited when we were in Germany and very much enjoyed. Lovely picture and quote to go with it! And I ALWAYS stay and sit for awhile 🙂

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