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I Value My Independence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 382 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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 16-18, F Oct 15, 2007

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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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    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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    Happy Independence Day

    To all those daddies who will be spanking their naughty little girls after the cook outs and fireworks. X
    Kandi41 Kandi41 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    It Works For Me

    One of the benefits of maturing is seeing yourself accurately.Β  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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    Related Experiences

    Happy Independence Day from across the pond. ....can't believe you decided you'd be better if without us (English btw) lol
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Congratulations to all our Argentinian friends celebrating their independence Day. Hope you all have a fun holiday and celebrate beautifully. Congratulations from Scotland. George...
    progeo progeo 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Honesty, loyalty, honor, ard work, discipline, hierarchy, these are for me the milestones of Tradition in opposition of moral relativism and hedonism that rule in our society...
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I don't think anyone else values punctuality. I am consistently punctual and left waiting around like an idiot for 10-30 minutes. I find nothing ruder than lateness. If I go to...
    amandapanda88 amandapanda88 26-30, F Jul 12

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    Friendship is an important thing... I got tested with my friend ship with my best friend, cause he told somebody a secret that happend to me in 2013, and I over reacted... After I...
    MagnusOystryk MagnusOystryk 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I truly believe compassion is the most important quality any person can have. I think it is the key to making lives better and changing the world into a more beautiful place. I...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I absolutely love old fashioned values. Men dressed just as nicely as women; women were strong but still feminine. When compliments were very flattering "baby, you look gorgeous in...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I value proper grammar and give am respect for those who chose to do it consistently. I admit that I am quite the slacker sometimes. Sometimes, I do not care what my grammar...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I feel like there are so many people that are important to me. People I love so much I would do anything for. These people do not value me the same. I used to consider myself a...
    lifealreadylost lifealreadylost 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    hi. I'm one that keeps to myself, but I need prayer(: I'm hurt (physically) and I'm at the state track meet and yeah... Just pls pray... thanks(:
    trackbby578 trackbby578 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Happy 4th if July to all my fellow Americans! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Y'all have a blast! I'm going to work in a couple hours πŸ˜•
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Wishing all my American friends a very Happy 4th of July
    lecitrician lecitrician 41-45, M Jul 4

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    Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all are spending time with your loved ones and are enjoying the festivities. It's a great time to reflect on all those men and women who...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 4

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    hey all my american EP people happy 4th july.
    shiva76 shiva76 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I believe in fate. I believe in destiny. I believe that I was ment to meet Jess. All of my life I've felt kinda alone. I have friends but they don't really understand and...
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    "If I love someone I am grateful and her freedom remains intact. It is not given by me. It is her birthright, and my love cannot take it away. How can love take somebody's freedom...
    iJeetu iJeetu 26-30, M Jul 2

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    A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else. A true friend is one soul in two bodies. If you have one true friend you have more than your...
    stanlyslim stanlyslim 22-25, M Jul 2

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    If you have a neighbor who is an ******* to you and you cuss him out or get vengeance on him he will only want to further stir up trouble. But if you bake him a cake and leave it...
    danondorf danondorf 16-17, M Jul 3

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    The best feeling in the world is watching a good friend overcome something and know that you're the reason why they're gonna be on this earth longer.
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Last night I had a sleepover with my friend, she came over to my house and we just watched random movies. At about 12:30a.m I kept dozing off, but my friend was talking to me so I...
    tealstreak2222 tealstreak2222 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Hi I am here to make friends, that what Friendship is all about so how about it lets be friends :)
    sunnyday55 sunnyday55 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Again and again I observe that people are personally offended by a different opinion. Missionly is one example. This young woman has yet to learn discussing without being...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 8

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    It is rare and lovely when the house is empty and quiet. I take these moments to sit and enjoy the Peace.
    myteemathpwr myteemathpwr 31-35, F Jul 8

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    I just hated when people shove their beliefs down your throat or think they're superior.
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    β€œThere is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good...
    immobilise immobilise 31-35, F Jul 10

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    I don't like it when people force me to talk. I like to have my downtime.
    bard66 bard66 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Voyeurism law goes into affect here today: Voyeurism. SB 225 will update the state's voyeurism laws to outlaw a practice called "up-skirting" in which a cell phone is used to take...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have some amazing friends in my life... I feel through the years with marriage and children a lot of relationships seem to be pushed aside. I have been making an effort to...
    SunniDaze SunniDaze 46-50, F Jul 16

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    In life there are so many people who will come into your life and leave, but those good friends who stay even when you fall out and have a disagreement and you think that...
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    Next Sunday 20 is Friends' Day in my country...we are planning a great meeting for lunch at the mall... restaurants and bars will be full...we are very friendly people...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I hate when people can't use proper grammar OR when they can't form a function sentence. If Your older then 34 I expect You to form a proper fuxking sentence!!!!
    Daddysdirtyslave Daddysdirtyslave 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    aycha aycha 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Sorry this is ridiculously long. But thank you for taking the time to have a look. I was going to go do some work experience at some really cool company that I might want to get...
    randomrandom15 randomrandom15 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Just like the people of ep do Haaaaaahaaaaa
    readhead50 readhead50 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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