How can a person be expected to embrace independence when they've never been let go?
How can a person experience life when they've not been allowed to live?
In order to remain outspoken, you have to let your voice be heard. In order to maintain confidence in your position, you sometimes have to be blunt with your response.
Being independent doesn't mean you are disrespectful, arrogant or rude. It just means that you are appreciative of correction, speaking with facts and ignoring the negativity. It means that you are mature enough to know that everyone has an opinion that doesn't necessarily pertain to you. It means that you are grown (or growing) enough to understand that evolution is real and things change in time. It means that your core values, those characteristics that make you you, are the values in which your independence derives from.
So, the next time you stand on the scale and the numbers aren't moving in the direction you want or you ride on the bus and watch the cars go by or you pass up Nordstrom, Macy's, Lula Roe or Kate Spade for Red, White and Blue, Goodwill, Thrift USA or Five Below, carry yourself with dignity and pride knowing that you are surviving on your own merit and in accordance to your pockets, get home, stand in front of the mirror and see the reflection staring back at you and smile, because no one outside of you two knows the difference, because YOU DO YOU WELL! Because this moment, this you right here, is what makes your independence shine bright in you!
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Not here to counsel you, not claiming to know all the answers, not trying to change your mind, not trying to direct your path. Here to listen, here to share, here to let you know that a Sista cares.