About me – updated June 2020

In a nutshell….

Who am I, and why I write.

I’m a dreamer, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. Well, most of the times anyways because I believe that a positive mind-frame makes all the difference.

I trust that nothing is coincidence, but has purpose. Looking back, like anyone else I’ve had my share of mistakes, but see them as a part of who I am today. It’s a strange, most unique journey, this journey of life we find ourselves on, painful and beautiful at the same time. 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 loves to laugh until my belly hurts, even when life wants to be serious. I don’t allow myself to dwell and be in the darkness too long, although it is necessary because without it we wouldn’t see and appreciate the light. “Stars can’t shine without the darkness” and I’m definitely such a stargazer and moon child at the same time.

Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off of the hamster wheel to change my future. I didn’t land all that softly, but the importance lies in that I did it. You’d be amazed how things fall into place once you take that first step. Today I consider myself retired from a crazy corporate retail life and work for myself in the field of energy healing. Battling a chronic disease, a natural approach, a healthier lifestyle (constant work in progress), and becoming a Reiki Master has made a huge difference for me. “Mostly pain free” is a gift that is indescribable.

Further I believe that adversity has revealed some of my hidden talents and I love to write this blog and create various crafts that speak to me and this warrior journey. You can find me on Instagram under Youniqua2020, on Facebook under Youniqua, or on Etsy under Youniqua.etsy.com. I hope you stop by and visit sometime.

After a busy career, establishing myself as a foreigner in a strange country, I can say that I have come full circle determining what truly matters to me. I had it all, and yet I had nothing. I’m in the process of becoming a minimalist and today I believe that less is more. I choose to be a collector of memories and chase moments, instead of martial stuff. Quality over quantity is my motto now as I continue to lighten my load and shift the weight off of my shoulders.

I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Most times I go against the grain, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage and you should know that you often stand alone when you choose this route. It’s painful, I won’t lie, but if you find a way to answer the call, you soon realize that it is the only way to not lose who you are and to truly embrace the beautiful soul you already are.

I come from a troubled childhood and an upbringing that was filled with loss and hardship. Adversity has been a constant companion throughout my life. I’m grateful for knowing right from wrong while staying positive throughout it all and never ending up on the wrong side of the track. I am proud to have worked for everything I have and to learn the value of hard work and commitment. For the lessons of responsibility and for holding my own. Today I shoot for the stars and chase my dreams to the best of my ability.

I write because it is an outlet, a platform for my voice to be heard. But mostly, I am here to tell my story, the story of a warrior, a story of hope and believe, to never give up, and 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 that many of you suffer in silence with nobody to talk to. 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 and what awaits will blow your mind.

In light and love….Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋