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Chipping away

I chipped away at your cold exterior,

Dodging shards of ice until you were no longer hard,

But even though I cracked the surface,

Your heart would not melt.

~ Christy Ann Martin



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 💙🦋

10 thoughts on “Chipping away

  1. Is this the perception of the writer, that the heart would not melt? Let us never give up on the power of a heart to embrace warmth, please, even a frozen one. The writer gave the great gift and loving intent of chipping away to free the heart, maybe they should have waited around a bit longer to let that heart thaw, it takes a while for a heart that has been frozen, by hurt, by suffering, by trauma, to let go of the cold blocks of ice that guard it. It takes a while for the whole heart to thaw, but remove the ice, blow softly with the warmth of love, the heart WILL thaw. And what a beautiful gift to give someone, to free their heart and allow their heart to beat softly and feel the pulse of love again. A noble and worthy endeavour, I would say, that only the greatest amongst us would give time and effort to accomplish, so easy to walk away too soon. Just a little more patience and this heart will be thawed and free.

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  2. It was interesting you paired your words with hops. These are the most gorgeous evil useful plants around. Evil cuz they are SHARP (many in my family have scars from passing or pruning these plants in the yard–I have ONE plant), gorgeous because they are, and useful because they are that, as well. This plant will start small and grow to immense proportions, sneaking in everywhere, becoming entwined with anything around. I could see your words being the start and once the plant was in place, the surface would have to be broken forever!

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