I disagree. I believe everyone has had life experiences that makeup very, very interesting stories.
Consider the concept of “independence.” That’s a hot topic in July. What if you thought about independence as minute-to-minute personal development for everyone beginning with your first breath as a baby down to your last as you leave this life.
Independence in our ability to make decisions for ourselves, and to live the life we were designed to live.
Independence, I believe, exists in the power of your individual attitude and creative spirit.
I believe you are a woman of independence because you possess wit, charm, and, an essential commodity often in short supply, patience.
Asserting your independence means being willing to stand alone with your convictions, hold firm to your decisions and be resilient in the face of adversity.
When I attended Spring Quarter in London as a college freshman at the ripe old age of 30, some thought I was crazy. First of all, I had quit a perfectly good secretarial job to attend college full time. Secondly, that I would run off to London for three months when I was a happily married woman, somehow, it appeared I was breaching married etiquette by choosing to pursue an individual goal instead of deferring and maintaining the pre-determined “wifely duties.” Yes, it did look like a declaration of independence because it was!
I declared that London was my favorite city in the entire world, and I had a chance to spend three months there, in a study abroad program through the university. I made a dream of mine a reality. I applied for a loan and had the trip of a lifetime. My independence didn’t depend on unlimited funds or the cautionary approval of family and friends.
I’m curious…what is your independence story?
When did you declare that you were going after a goal and let nothing stop you from achieving that dream?
Share in the comments how you have declared your independence.
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