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International Women’s Day

Happy international Women’s Day, gorgeous. It’s official to recognize and honor each other on this day known to give celebration for women.

Secretly I hope we do it much more often, as often as possible, every day. I just recently wrote a post about the power of lifting each other, if you care to take a peak.

What I like to point out on this special day of celebration is our individual beauty. The essence of a woman. When I speak about the essence of a woman – her beauty – I don’t mean “the perfect figure”. I don’t mean the beauty that society instills in us through a picture such as the perfect image. We lived so long under the pressure to be beautiful.

When I think about the essence of a woman, I think about the beauty of her soul. A beauty that grows over the years and becomes even more grant, kind and glorious with age. Our true beauty flows from the inside out.

Beauty is what the world longs to experience from a woman. We know that – somewhere down deep, we know it to be true. Most of our shame comes from knowing this and feeling that we have failed to portray such perfect “society image”. We fail to see that beauty is an essence that dwells in every woman.

Beauty lies in each and every one of us. Beauty may be the most powerful thing on earth. Beauty speaks, it invites, it gives you wings and confidence, beauty nourishes and beauty comforts. Beauty inspires us, beauty is transcendent.

A woman in her glory is a woman of beauty. She is not striving to become beautiful, worthy or enough. She already is, and she only needs to believe in it by seeing all the magic she holds within. A woman of true beauty is a woman who in the depths of her soul is at rest. She exudes a sense of calm, a sense of rest, inviting those around her to rest as well. She speaks comfort that all is well, that all will be well. A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and to become. One can release the tight sigh that so often grips our hearts, and breathe in the comfort of her presence.

Today and always, I celebrate all of you beautiful souls, shining your light and beauty every day by making a difference in my life as well as the life’s of so many others. Thank you. ❤️🦋

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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 💙🦋

15 thoughts on “International Women’s Day

    1. I am so sorry for the delayed response dear. I hope you had a wonderful day and know how much you matter and how valued you are. Actually I hope you know that on every day, not just on this day.
      You don’t sound cheesy at all and my heart is touched by your kindness. Thank you so much. Thank you for saying so while lifting each other. We need more of that and you will see this kindness coming back to you tenfold over. Hugs.

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  1. Unpopular opinion here. As much as there’s still inequality with genders, sexuality race etc…I don’t support or celebrate days or months such as women’s day, black history month etc. I don’t think they are necessarily a bad thing or anything, just for true equality in my opinion we have to rid of special days or special treatment for any race, sexuality etc we are all just people. I am not better or special because I was born with lady parts, or my race, background etc. Everyone is beautiful. Even men jk 😛 They’re gorgeous, handsome I guess they’d prefer xD

    But…Happy women’s day! 🙂

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    1. Not at all unpopular I think, but a deep subject that can hardly be discussed in a paragraph or two.
      This post was not meant to be used as a “I am woman, hear me roar, I am equal and today is my day” kind of thing and honestly I don’t celebrate those days either. You have very valid points in what you say here, and to me everybody is beautiful, no matter what race or gender. Disappointment and exceptions can be found across the board, men or women. This post was merely meant to empower each other, to care for one another, (regardless of gender) and to accept ourselves while putting a stop to unrealistic ideals. There could be very well a day for men and we all have our qualities. Not as men and women but as individuals and the power of one person to make a difference. Thank you so much for your input. Much appreciated.

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  2. I am blown away in two ways, number one by what you say. We all need to say it over and over again, true beauty is found in the full depth of a person, not just skin-deep. Women are pioneers in this, their vulnerability and nurturing qualities enable them to express the diversity of their true beauty, to reflect it for others and you say this for all of us. The next thing that blew me away in reading this is the quality of your writing, written so beautifully, you are a Goddess of the pen and the Muse moves through you. How skilfully described and from the heart. Truth and beauty are your tools, my dear friend. Finally to say, thank you for the gift that is in receiving these words from you, I see it and honour it in myself. Equally, I see it completely in you, you could not write these words so well except that you truly embody the qualities within yourself and that’s why you are here writing such heart-touched words and why we are all here reading them. Thank you, beautiful Goddess. xox

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    1. There is no response that could honor the kindness of your words my sister and I am blessed beyond means. Thank yon from the bottom of my heart, for your care, your love and believe in me. ❤️

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    1. Thank you love, I believe in supporting each other regardless of race and gender actually. But I know we as women can be very tough on ourselves and others while we should lift each other. Xo

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