What Makes Me A Bohemian

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About Quirky Bohemian Mama


This was my answer to a question on Quora, "What is Bohemian About You?".
My answer turned out so long that I decided to turn it into a blog post!

I’ve been a bohemian since before I even knew what the heck that was. When I was younger I had no idea I was what you could consider a bohemian until I read Lauren Stover’s Bohemian Manifesto. The book is kinda satire but it's so entertaining and there is so much truth in it about how bohemians live; I found myself agreeing with so much of it.

The question is "What is bohemian about you" so, I’ll make a list of all the ways I’m bohemian. This feels kinda weird, I’ve never done this before LOL. I’m a “bohemian mom blogger" and I recently wrote a post, “How to be a Bohemian” but I don’t really talk much about how I AM a bohemian because it feels so strange to me.

I guess I don’t want to come off as being pretentious, “Oh look at me! I’m sooooo bohemian and you’re not! Bow down to the goddess!” Yeah, I don’t want to be like that. 

With that being said, I HUMBLY present a few things that I feel are bohemian about me:

Me, 2009



 I don’t keep up with fashion trends.

I really don’t want to look like everyone else. That is so boring. I have my own style and I’m not really interested in changing it. I’ve been like this all my life. There are some trendy things I’ll buy because I personally really like them, not because it’s the cool thing to do. Like right now, the “boho” fashion craze is declining, so you know what that means? All of that boho clothing is getting marked down, and put on the clearance for meeeeeee!!! It’s easier than ever to find my style of clothes and I love it!

I don’t really like to get my clothes at popular retail stores though, but if there’s something I can’t live without, I’m going to get it. However, I much prefer thrift stores, hand-me-downs, festival vendors, and online shopping. 

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I’m super hedonistic. 
I like to have my cake and eat it too but in order to do that without racking up debt, I’ve got to be very careful and creative with how I spend my money. Like I mentioned before, that means thrift shopping, collecting hand-me-downs and shopping online for the best deals. I also barter and DIY. My philosophy is: the less you spend on one item, the more stuff you can buy. 

Would you rather have a $90 purse with $10 in it? Or a $10 purse with $90 in it?
Would you rather have one $100 dress? Or ten $10 dresses? 

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My kids are wild.

...and by wild, I don’t mean BAD. I mean they’re free to do whatever, just as long as it’s not going to hurt anyone. At 4 and 5 years old, my children have their moments just like any young kids but they're actually very well-behaved, smart, and healthy!
I let them jump on the bed and couches, we don’t follow strict schedules, and jumping in muddy puddles is just fine with me - just change into play clothes first. 

If they want to play, they play. If they want to draw, they draw. If they want to watch TV, they watch TV. They don’t get the latest toys and gadgets, they’re not glued to YouTube (they do love that Ryan kid though!), my daughter only knows a handful of the Disney princess, my son would rather play his ukulele than with action figures and they only just got their own tablets a couple months ago to help with homeschooling.

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I don’t care for mainstream entertainment.
I have no idea what songs are on the Top 40, what movies are in the theater, what TV shows are the most popular, or even who half of today’s celebrities are. I don’t rush to the store to get the latest books or go to movie openings. Heck, I haven’t even been to the cinema in almost 10 years. I don’t know why I’m like that. I just am. I’d much rather discover my own entertainment. Most of the stuff I like is pretty obscure but I don’t care if anyone has heard of it or not. 

I don’t play video games but I do play games on my phone every now and then. I like to play them late at night when I can’t sleep from stress. I love world music, I get my books from thrift stores and clearance bins. I’d much rather go to a free art opening than the opening of a movie any day!

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Self Expression is a MUST. 
If I’m not creating something then that means I’m dead. Even in my dreams I create music, develop story plots, design fashion. Whether it’s with comic art, crafts, dancing, costumes, blogging, singing, I’ve got to ge it out or I will freaking lose my mind. I was once so desperate to start tap dancing again, that I stuck a bunch of thumbtacks to the bottom of a pair of sneakers!

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I’m rebellious.
I freaking hate being told what to do and following rules. Don’t tell me what to wear, how to act, where to go, or what to do just because you feel that’s the only way to do things. Right now, I work from home mostly because I have to be my own boss and make my own rules. I can’t handle anyone telling me what to do even if it is my job.

Yeah, I’m not the kind of personality that needs to be in the workplace!
Hollie is terrible team player.

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What about you?
Are you feeling so bohemian like me?
(Remember that song?)
Let me know in a comment below!

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4 comments

  1. I'm in my 70s and except for the fact my kids are all grown up, that all sounds familiar!

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  2. I write and sketch,I have my own fashion style and do not care for T.V shows and such. I read what I like,not what is in vogue...Yes,I am a Bohemian and I am proud of it.

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