I had the courage to make choices in spite of the disapproval of others

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I worked my way through graduate school, taught in the inner city for seven consecutive years, paid my own bills (car payment, car insurance, utilities, rent, etc.). I wrote and recorded my own folk album, and I had at least three romantic relationships. I proposed to a man I loved and was rejected by him and my best friend, I was accused of intentionally deceiving and “stealing” a man because he was interested in me and not my friend; again, I was rejected. My family was both antagonistic and unsupportive of me. Still I “warrior-ed” on. I did not need the approval of these people to be the person I WANT TO BE. I let it go.

https://sweetnessbe.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/be-a-listener

I want people to see me as a mature adult

Keywords: FAMILY , GIRLS , KIDS , LIFE , LOVE , PATH , RELATIONSHIP , SINGLE , SOCIAL , TAKEN

I guess what this all boils down to is that you have to remind yourself that everyone has a path in life and each one is different. Remind yourself that wherever you are in your life right now is okay. The choices you make determine your path whether they be bad or good. Do not try to follow others pave your own way and keep pushing for what you want out of your life.

https://highmaintenancemadison.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/girls-like-me

That was my idea of independence: earning my own money so I don’t have to ask anyone for anything

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But… I was wrong. I wasn’t independent. I was relying on the job, the company I was working for. Providing them my time, my energy, all that in order to get money and be the unrestrained woman I thought I was. Which is ridiculous. I rely on others to get in my purse what I trade with my sweat, my life resources.

I am a free woman – Emilie’s Moments of Wonder (wordpress.com)