“What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
In America when people think about July, we often think about July 4th and the meaning of Independence.
Freedom and self-reliance is something we believe we all deserve.
Not because we’re from a certain place or speak a certain language or have a certain amount of money or skin color or age.
But simply because we were created with that as a basic right.
Ultimate freedom is being able to do what you want when you want. It’s being able to make the choices you decide as the best ones to create your own life and live it on your terms.
It’s the power to become the person you want to become and experience life your way.
Independence gives you the opportunity to discover who you really are and what you’re made of.
It puts you in control.
When you’re the one you have to answer to, it can be very liberating, but sometimes it can also be overwhelming and scary. There’s no instruction book, no user manual, no safety net, and no do-overs.
Luckily, being free and having independence doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. A part of being independent means you get to choose who you surround yourself with, and you can choose people who love you and make you a better person. And you get to experience relationships that not only let you be yourself, but also encourage you to become the best version of yourself.
Being independent doesn’t mean you have to do everything perfectly. It means you have the chance to learn as you go, to honor your authentic self, make mistakes, and grow in the ways you need to.
So seize your freedom, and thrive in your ability to experience the independence you were destined to have.
What do you like about being independent? What has independence allowed you to realize about yourself or help you accomplish in your life?