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When trouble strikes

When trouble strikes it often requires us to be strong, to stand our ground and not budge, letting the current swirl around us, threatening to wash away, but yet hold on and remain steady.

My first real challenge for 2020 has arrived, and it is one that is forcing me to act, perhaps faster than I anticipated.

Two days later, I am still struggling to wrap my head around it, weighing possibilities and potential outcomes. Wanting to make the right decision, considering consequences and so much more. That in itself can become as stressful as we allow it to be. Listening and answering the voices in our heads that want to be prepared for every possible outcome, while the hardest part is making a decision, and is all that it takes. Once you’ve done that, it’s mostly downhill and a big part of the battle might be behind you already. But reaching that point, feeling good about your choice and committing, is the first challenge you will face.

Fact is…life is complicated. Mom used to say that it wasn’t in the cards to do too well, because something surely would come along to knock you down. I don’t really want to believe in that, but I’m not surprised to remember her words now. I know all will be ok and I can even see the silver lining. I know this is a result of things that have been long waiting to be addressed. Things that need to change so I can live my best life possible. Sometimes it requires a lot of dirty work, things we don’t like to do, so we can arrive at that point. This is such a time for me, with the difference that I now have the wisdom and knowledge to see it for what it is.

I found a little message for February 12th today and perhaps it can lend some inspiration to others like it did to me. It comes from a support group at, and here it goes.

Your low points don’t define you. The pressure and discomfort you’re feeling is bringing out the qualities within that need to grow. You’re becoming more productive, efficient and focused. Remember: you wouldn’t be going through this if you weren’t meant to grow from it.

May this message be as timely for you, as it was for me. 🙏🏼❤️🦋


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 💙🦋

5 thoughts on “When trouble strikes

  1. Wish you everything, as you might need to take your decision, dear Rhapsody.
    For years I have asked myself in difficult situations: What should I learn by this experience? After a short while I use to find the answer, no matter I agree or not.
    Much love and huge hugs for you ❤


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