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Silver

More and more locks are turning silver and it’s been quite awhile I stopped coloring my hair. It started with the decision of wanting to live a healthier lifestyle, and do what I can to combat my chronic illness that can strike at any minute. It included being more conscious about what I feed my body, as well as avoiding the harsh chemicals associated with hair colorant.

Since then, I have met others who have finally taking the plunge to kick the chemicals to the curb. Not just for a healthier life but also because it’s simply liberating and freeing. As a matter of fact I think once you commit to it and embrace your silver, it can actually bring joy and there is nothing to fear anymore. The concerns of looking old, wondering how society perceives you, literally vanish as you enjoy your newfound freedom. Heck, people even pay a lot of money for what you are growing naturally.

Silver has nothing to do with age, and age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying 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 💙🦋

36 thoughts on “Silver

      1. Very much true Madam.. 😊😊
        Every woman is beautiful, but they have to realize this fact themselves and quit obeying societal standards of “beauty”..
        Thank you Madam for your inspiring article and reply.. ❤ 😊

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  1. Ah Rhapsody, it is also achieving the beauty, wisdom and awareness of reaching your crone years. And no, crone most certainly does not mean anything you will find in a dictionary, it is the beauty of achieving that love and wisdom within, reaching an inner beauty to share with the world ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    And after all you have been through, it will be glowing nicely dear lady ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Yes it sure is and it’s beautiful. It doesn’t require the need to be covered up. It’s something to be proud of, a freedom and marvel that has seen many ups and downs in the process of it. 😉❤️🦋🙏🏼😘💋

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  2. You are an absolute beauty – both inside and out!
    I am learning to embrace what is…God knows I have spent far too much time avoiding reality and there is something freeing about embracing the reality of life. Thank you for such a beautiful post.

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    1. Awe Princess thank you so much. You are so kind to me and so special. Always have been and I’m delighted to read your journey about learning to embrace. It is really in that, I’m learning to resist less, that life becomes easier and smoother. The more we go with the flow of things, the more freedom we actually feel. I have to catch up and read you in a bit. Big big hug and much love to you always. ❤️🦋

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  3. I was glad to see silver in my hair. So much prettier than gray!! I avoided dyes til I got purple when taking care of mom and then last fall. It was fun. But, I will NEVER forget one hot summer day here in EO. My MiL was out and about and her recently home dyed brown hair was dripping onto her cheeks!!!!!! Yikes.

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      1. I like the silver. If I decide to spend a couple hundred again for color, I might..but, it is super expensive. The stylist did several treatment things to my hair that added up. She didn’t charge me full prices, but I’d not let her get away with that again, it isn’t fair!

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