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I Value My Independence

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    Strong Minded Woman

    I will never make an excuse for who I am. I am strong I am independent I am a woman I value the traits that I have I am a strong, independent woman and I value myself.
    Beautifulnbroken Beautifulnbroken 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Not That I Have That Much

    But i value what i have ... i pay my bills but i dont have my own account because its safer that way . I plan on getting my temp packet soon .. i have to have dr's permission to do that since i have bipolar and all   I do live on my own with my two children . I dont have...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jun 23, 2007

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    Until

    It is the opposite of flags and hymns, it is a sentiment with deep roots. I get nervous when I am claimed even by a person I like. Freedom rules my inner world, the only space there is where I feel safe enough because nobody can see me there. In that still expanding realm I...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Nov 22, 2010

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    The Pull Of The Tide

    I realize that one could simply sum up my chaotic state of mind as nothing more than a typical midlife crisis.  Nonetheless, from where I stand today, the landscape before me is awash in a sea of questions.  The tide is pulling me out, and though I seem steady on the...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 9 Responses May 4, 2010

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    Taking My Freedom Back!

    A couple of days ago, the person I have been renting a room from made several remarks to me regarding my belongings. It took those 2 remarks to make a decision to leave from there. My husband and I have a property 60 miles from where I have my small cleaning business and it makes...
    cherokee59 cherokee59 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    It Is Written In The Stars

    Just checked Rob Brezsney's "Free Will Astrology" sight for this week's horoscope, and I received the most precious reading.  It is absolutely what I needed to hear:   Historians trace the origin of Poland as a nation to the year 966. It mostly thrived...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Well...

    Beyond 'Independence' allowed or disallowed by state/country, I'm choosing to address another aspect. I've held a full time job since I was 16.  I've paid for everything since then.  The freedoms, liberties and yes, independence your own income affords you is...
    LickingLollies LickingLollies 16-17, F Oct 15, 2007

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    Having had lost it for much of the first half

    of my life, I'll be damned if I'll ever relinquist it again. I have it, it's nobody else's to take or compromise in any way. I refuse to be effectly enslaved for what's left of my life. Life is too short to live miserably and in somebody else's shadow, to sacrifice my own needs...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    I am starting my 2nd year of college

    and am moving off campus to live. I'm kind of anxious because there is more independence and freedom involved, but I hope I can gain some valuable life lessons throughout it all. It's both an exciting and nervous feeling.
    StayCalmImYours StayCalmImYours 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Although I value my independence,

    I also believe in something called interdependence.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11, 2014

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    Regretable

    i value my independence but i had to give it up. for safety and to make others happy. i plan to get it back one day soon when i am completely ready to carry on and my life is stable again.i hate being controlled. i have no other choice right now.i know things will fall into...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    It Works For Me

    One of the benefits of maturing is seeing yourself accurately.  In my 20s I tried to be what I thought others wanted me to be, my 30s were a time of introspection spent figuring out what I wanted and needed to live the life I was meant to live. I spent very little, almost no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Can a person value their independence entirely

    too much? I have been keeping journals for about two years to date and have learned so much about myself in the process. I used to be dependent to a certain degree, but I have learned that doesn't quite work for me well. I have learned to become independent, and although I...
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    Independence Is Life..

    I almost died spiritually recently. I have Cerebral Palsy and I have no right to have my own life due to uptight Australian government regulations on in-home support/personal care and agency rules. I will fight for my rights forever, please support me.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Not Giving It Up Again

    Independence is something everyone should value like a pile of gold. I had it, lost it and got it back and now I don't think it will ever be far from my side. It's not like I when to jail and had the door close behind me, I gave it up slowly, like sand falling through an hour...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Independence

    Independence,Value it,Where would I be?Without it,Goodness knows,Hope,I never find out,I wanna live.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 2, 2012

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    Sooo I got my boy Bestfriend back and I'm so happy. I've been waiting for this moment and it has happened and it's my job to never lose him again The lord knows I love him so much...
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    to say I value my privacy is like saying I trust the government. What I mean is nothing is private no matter how private we try to keep it. now our individual lives amongst peers...
    kemaii kemaii 36-40, F Apr 19

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    To My Musically Talented & Creative Friend...... I just want you to know that I truly value you & your friendship. And that I have great respect & admiration for you. You have...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    Intelligence great. But detached from heart. Well. That created wealthy groups. That wrecked society for profit. And keep trying. Since they get bored. Plus need...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    The older Ive become, the more I value things in life ...
    CatWomen21 CatWomen21 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    It's frustrating how high profile boxers can break every boxing rule. There's too many boxers to name that have absolutely battered people outside of the ring, and battered women...
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    men lead go out work. women obey stay home care for tje children. the way god meant for it to be
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    I am a very honest person and tell people exactly what I am thinking .It doesn't always make you friends ,but at least at the end of the day you know where you stand with people...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    The first person you think of in the morning, is either the cause of happiness or pain
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Yesterday I was invited for the first time in about 7 years to have a game night with a couple of people from my archery club and it was awesome! I can now really call them my...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Being taken for granted is the worse feeling in the world. Getting the feeling you have to beg for friendship or attention. I have been down that road many many times, I know the...
    cheekyhannah36 cheekyhannah36 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I can stand, in the peace and solitude of this early Spring morning, and just admire the majesty of the starry firmament above my head. It's a simple, glorious privilege denied to...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M Apr 13

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    I do but I'm not saying that I don't make mistakes. English isn't my first language so sometimes it's a little hard to formulate tricky sentences. I find proper use of grammar...
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    So recently I had a misunderstanding with my friend. He was upset with me because of something I never did. Now without even talking about it he invites me and my sister to the...
    MsVincent19 MsVincent19 18-21, F Apr 14

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    on substance, not race, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, income level or gender, et.al.
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M Apr 14

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    I'm about to take a bath to awakening my senses & make me feel brand new. I love baths's!!!
    aubreylovell aubreylovell 16-17, F Apr 14

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    I'm a strong person but every now and then I need someone to take my hand and say everything will be alright
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    See attached pic of one of her paintings. I think she was great... what do you think?  She won 2 blue ribbons at the state fair.
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Yes I do but today I can't be alone I have a bunch of people in my home putting new floor in and I have to help out 😑
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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