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Finally it’s swimming weather here in the Sierra. I know others have braved the frigid cold before me a few weeks back, but I finally made it and inched myself slowly into the cool blue. Awe, how I do admire those that can just jump in and be done with it. No not me, I have to get acclimated, maybe it’s fear my heart will stop from the cold shock, haha.

While inching my way forward every few minutes or so, I slipped a couple of times which resulted in wild arm flailing to get my balance back. Goodness gracious, what a spectacle. Needless to say that I choose my precise timing when I make my attempts of going in. Yep, I do try to spare you the sight, or deny you that entertainment, whichever you prefer.

Well everything is good now and from here on out until the season ends, I once again enjoyed the best natural swimming holes and it doesn’t get any better than this.


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 “Finally….

      1. I can only imagine and I am so sorry. Nature is so soothing and it always helps me. Be assured that you are always along for the journey and I’m always sending love and healing your way. I hope it helps in some way and you are much better.

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      2. I totally believe in this and our thoughts attract our abundance. But then we do have those days when doubt creeps in and let’s hope these days stay at a minimum. Hugs and have a great week sweet friend. ❤️

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    1. Sadly no polar bears, 😔 sad face. Although bears are my favorite animal, I’d imagine they would be pretty intimidating in the wild. And huge….
      I do have that inflatable (a yellow duck hahaha) and maybe I should attempt dragging it to the destination some day. 😉

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  1. Good on you, Rhapsody! I guess I belong to the „fast“ jumpers 😃. Well, I also shake and shiver for a moment when I am fully below water but I also know it stops and I keep deeply breathing, for the reward then is that I can stay in the water almost forever (or kind of, depending on how cold the water really is) AND I love to be in the water.
    Your natural swimming pool, by the way, looks stunning and I am so happy to see you in there. I would have enjoyed the entertainment to see you getting in there, too, of course 😉😁💝😁😉.

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    1. Haha you would have laughed until your belly hurt. I’m such a baby when it comes to that and you would never know the strength I hold in what I have achieved in the past. It sure has to hide in there somewhere, but is nowhere to be found in these moments. Hahaha. And lucky for you to dive right in you brave soul. 😘

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