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The simple life

I am an old soul that sees many parallels of the past and this life. I know I have fought for what’s important before, and I am no stranger to being a warrior. However, would you believe it if I told you that I don’t like to fight and that my strongest weapons represent love and faith? So much can be achieved when we believe, have faith and meet our challenges or challengers with love. In a way we fight every day, but there is a way to do it. It’s just a matter of finding out for ourselves what that way represents.

I like the simple things of life such as letting out the inner child and never forgetting that she exists. To let her laugh with Childlike abandonmentment and not worry about a thing for as long as I can.

I like old bookstores and the feel of an actual book in my hands. There is something soothing in the smell of the paper, perhaps it’s a distant memory of what once was.

I like the smell of coffee brewing and that first sip is always the best. You know what I mean.

I love the sound of rain and rainy days make the best cuddling days or just letting your mind go.

I like to hike to a special place, to find serenity and solitude, alongside a piece of heaven where I can breathe deeply and take a good nap.

I like the charm of a farmhouse porch and the simplicity found within the concept that less is actually more.

I like sunsets and the sweet and often little things that remind me that life doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.

I like to dream big and small and chase the possibility of an adventure as often as possible. After all it is our dreams that keep us going, that keep us aspiring, that keep us alive.

I am constantly learning and I strive to push myself to be better and make the most out of every day.

I have learned to say that I am enough. To be content knowing that I will always do my best even when I feel that I fell short of that. It may not be perfect, but no human is. This will never sound as an excuse, but as a reminder to be patient with myself and to trust the process. I have learned to be forgiving, not just to others, but also to myself

Remember, you are exactly where you need to be. Good or bad, this moment will never return. Try to seize it and make the best out of it.

You got this you gorgeous and handsome soul. 💙

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Author:

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 💙🦋

20 thoughts on “The simple life

  1. Simply a beautiful post, Rhapsody 🙂
    I do try to challenge myself to do things, as I’m not so good to do. Sometimes with more luck than others. I find mostly fun easy together with my animals or with my grand kids. Then the laughter run more freely. Sometimes too serious.
    Very encouraging post, as I also can learn by.
    Much love to you ❤

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    1. I totally understand Irene and it doesn’t always work on my end ether. Not all days are created equal and the ones filled with pain are definitely challenging and it’s hard to be lighthearted about it. All we can do is the best to our ability and try. You have endured so much, be gentle to yourself. Much much love to you ❤️

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    1. That’s perfect Mark and isn’t it what life is all about. Well learning to dance in the rain and singing while doing it is a great addition.
      I wish you the same about your adventures and that inner light is a priority these days. 😉❤️

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  2. This is really, really beautiful! Reading your likes and loves, I was thinking we must be kindred spirits. Until I read this line “I am constantly learning and I strive to push myself to be better and make the most out of every day” and realized that I don’t, but should! Thank you for the reminder, and for the inspiration 🙂

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    1. Awe this truly touched my heart and your words are so special to me. Thank you so much. We are kindred spirits and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with another beautiful being. I am sorry for the late response. I hope all is well and you are taking good care of yourself. Hugs

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      1. Hugs to you too! No worries about the belated response. I am wandering in New Mexico and Arizona for a couple of weeks and without cell service or internet much of the time. I’m loving the journey and being semi-disconnected for a while. It’s just me, my dog Juni, the Subaru, and a lot of wilderness and parks to explore. Life is pretty sweet right now!

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  3. A perfect list, Rhapsody. Although I rarely get away from the city, for me, those distant memories and the smell of paper also mean a lot. I often find a quiet corner in a university library—to work, I tell myself, but I’m sure it’s nostalgia. And it’s truly a gift to find the serenity and beauty that is present in life’s moments. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Awe, you have spoken from my heart and I love that you know exactly what I was saying. I hope you find time to get away to do more of the things that make you feel alive. You already know the importance of balance. Hugs

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