The Bohemian Princess Journal


About Me

Hi, I’m Rebecca. I began blogging in 2014 as I was teaching and sharing educational materials with my students. In 2021, writing transitioned to my full-time career.

I enjoy helping people discover their purpose, explore new things, and grow personally. This purpose has introduced me to amazing people and places that sometimes become stories on The Bohemian Princess Journal and Podcast.

Telling these stories has been an adventure. Thank you for sharing on the journey.

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It’s A Wonderful Life In Mount Olive: How I Launched Into a Full-Time Writing Business in 2021

For eight and a half years, I taught proudly at Wayne Community College. It was a job I had prayed for and thanked God for daily. Then Covid-19 happened, and we all shifted to working remotely. I worked primarily from home, but went into my office occasionally. When I did, everything had changed. Fellowship was truncated. Everyone kept masked in their separate offices and rarely socialized anymore. Covid-19 stole the heart of our connection to each other. That impacted me more than I realized.
This is the story of how I went from teaching and loving it to the scariest thing I have ever done: start a small business.

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Two Are Better Than One: How Partnerships Make The Dream Work

As a small business, I hear a lot about partnerships between organizations. This business partners with that one to facilitate this service and now both entites had a point of impact in the community. In fact, greater impact is accomplished because of their partnership than could have been even imagined if they stuck to doing it all alone…

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Joseph Tallent: A Man Worth Waiting For, Lost Too Young

Earlier this year, my brother-in-law passed away unexpectedly at the age of 34 leaving a wife, near 2 year old son, two teen step daughters, his mother, and many more family and friends behind. Joey was the kind of man who was kind to everyone but close to few, and those few were people he invested in intentionally. I was one of the few, but I didn’t realize it till he was gone.
This is the story of who he was to me and how we have handled the loss of a loved one still young.

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Get Used To Different: The Pivot of Hope During Covid-19 and the Heart of The Bohemian Princess Journal

When Covid-19 happened, the world was turned on its head. People turned against each other and made a cause to fight even if there wasn’t one. The buzz word everywhere became pivot. We all had to learn to think on our feet and be willing to change quickly to stay relevant. Our culture was evolving into a global one at levels of interdependence we had not experienced before. Instead of a few countries in partnership with each other, the entire world got hit with an invisible enemy and the need to work together to crush it…

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The 4 Day Movement: A Non-Profit Serving People in Crisis in Wayne County, NC

Pastor DJ Coles and his wife, Ruth, have been givers and servers in ministry for as long as I can remember. Chaplain, youth pastor, recording artist, public speaker, mentor, father, husband, and friend are just a few of the hats that Pastor DJ has worn. In 2013, Ruth began to pray that they would find something that used all their gifts. God answered that prayer audibly on June 4, 2013, at 4:00 in the morning. This is the story of The 4 Day Movement and how one vision has blossomed into an organization bringing real change to Wayne County, North Carolina and surrounding areas.

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Women’s Rights: The Forgotten Fight in Afghanistan

On August 24, I broke over a year of silence to tell you the story of the Afghan refugees, and that story left a lasting impact on me. It also created bonds with those fighting for humanity around the world. This article is a story about some incredible people fighting for equality in hiding in Afghanistan…

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Church Ministry is a Partnership Not Competition: The Story of Pastor Andrew Price and The Bridge, Mount Olive, NC

I grew up under the ministry of Pastor Ferrell Hardison at Whitley Church (now The Bridge) in Princeton, NC. He raised us to see church ministry like we are all part of the same team. Jesus is the name on the front of the jersey; our church name is on the back. What matters is the name on the front of that jersey. I’ll partner with any church that let’s us work with them (to serve our community) because it is about advancing the Gospel not one church over another. This is the story of Pastor Andrew Price and The Bridge Church in Mount Olive NC.

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What to Do When Loss and Loneliness Cloud The Holidays

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you know that the thing you want more than any present under the tree is more time with that loved one alive again. If you just came out of a breakup or you’ve been single for a long time, the last thing you want is to be reminded of how alone you are romantically. Holiday gatherings get harder when people are missing from them–and that’s true whether it is a lost loved one or a missing partner that you haven’t even met yet.

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Guard the Root! The Importance of Writing Down Your Vision

When God begins to show you your purpose and calling, there are some important steps you need to follow through with to help you keep on track to seeing those goals realized. In this post, we will dig into the scriptures and discuss the importance of writing down your vision, guarding your influences, and avoiding dream killers.

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Why Good People Die and How We Should Look At It

Isaiah 57:1-2 says:
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
This post is about a time when two close family members passed away suddenly and how we handled the loss in light of a legacy of righteousness left in their wake.

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Get Your Hands Dirty!

This is a challenge involving working with your bare hands in soil. It is especially helpful for creatives of all types that find inspiration from nature or are curious to explore it more. It helps to increase contentment and appreciation of what you have and the world around you. It also helps you learn about the partnership between art forms that can help you face and conquer difficult situations.

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My COVID Scare, Why I Quit Social Media and Blogging for a Year, and What it Taught Me

When the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic hit America, I was teaching in a local community college. We didn’t know much at the time but, as a precaution, we all switched to remote learning…No one expected it to last long…I went silent on this blog and most of my social media for a year. Everything in the world was chaos, and I didn’t want to be another trite voice adding thoughts to the discussion of it. I underestimated my role and value in the world, and I let my feelings dictate my actions.

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