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Why women of all ages should embrace a boho life

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There is something very gratifying in living a life of your own making — a life self-designed by your needs and wants and pleasures. There is something very gratifying in following your heart, writing your own story, ignoring the whims and demands placed on you by others who want you to be what they need you to be.

There is something very gratifying in loving yourself above all others, and in loving yourself enough to know that you are all you need.

Now I don’t mean to imply that others are insignificant or that we should aim for a life that excludes everyone else. But there’s a difference between sharing your life with people you choose to be with and letting those people define you.

Embracing a boho life means living as a free spirit versus being tied down to anyone else’s set of demands. It means knowing what works for you and what doesn’t. It means not being afraid to be the master of your fate. It means following your heart and your dreams.

No husband, no wife, no lover, no friend, and certainly no family member has the right to steal your thunder with their own demands or needs for your time or energy or dreams. Free spirits live for now, they let go of bad relationships, they let go of false positivity, they let go of their fears and just go with life.

That doesn’t mean you need to be alone; it means your needs and priorities must come first or you will live in denial and regret. I know a woman who gave up having children because her husband didn’t want that experience. Now, years later, do you think that woman is happy with her decision to accept a childless marriage? Absolutely not.

Compromise within reason works well in most situations, but not in all situations. It depends on how much of yourself you’re willing to give up. Small things like changing the dinner hour are usually no big deal, but things that affect the very core of your being should never be compromised, and if they are the result can be tragic. A loss of self, a major depression, illness brought on by stress, etc. is often the result of an unfulfilled life.

So in true boho fashion, I highly suggest taking inventory of where you are in your very precious life. Are you happy, are you living your dreams, or are you allowing others to write the book of your life?

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2 Comments

  1. Jean Callaway

    July 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I love the idea of being one’s self with zero pretense. It’s too bad that a number of us have waited until later in life to discover this.

    1. My Boho Secret

      August 2, 2022 at 1:29 am

      But it’s never too late to reinvent yourself!

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