Being Independent


I’m writing my story everyday. I do not want it to ever read ‘i gave up’. 

As i write this article i am amazed at how much i have learnt these past sixteen months without realizing it until now.

Wikipedia defines independent to mean;

  1. Free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority
  2. Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence

I can relate to both definitions. I have had friends and family commend me for strength to be away from everyone i know, and starting life in a different environment not knowing anyone.

I broke friendships that were not adding any value, I’m emotionally independent and I do not settle for less. I avoid trends. I wear what makes me comfortable. I do not feel the need to impress anybody or buy stuff because people around me have it. I spend my time with people who inspire me, and read books that help develop me.

I learnt to drive. I do my research myself if I need to find out something instead of always asking people. I learnt to cook, to balance my budget, save, take things slow and avoid unnecessary emotions and drama.

These are some of the things i have observed and with this i will say being independent is a skill. I say this because, i have been practicing responsibility for the past 16 months and i am doing fine.

I was given an award for employee of the month for February 2016 on Tuesday at work.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

“It is the big choices we make that set our direction. It is the smallest choices we make that get us to the destination.”

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Don’t be afraid to take responsibility for your life.


Photo: TheOdyssey

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