First of all: Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is staying safe in their celebrations.
It’s a weird year for holidays to be sure, but it’s still important to remember the 4th of July and the blood that was spent to mark the day–how far we’ve come, how far we have to go.
Lessonbee continues to transition into its new direction, and I’m doing my best to pivot with it and support all the moving pieces I can.
This week I got to experiment with Photoshop for the first time. It was a magical experience. There are so many ways to create!
I also finished the first draft of a lesson script. The story is coming together well, and I’m looking forward to seeing it progress.
Independence. That word, in a personal sense, has meant a few different things to me over the years. When I was a kid, it meant being able to walk down to my friend’s house by myself and ride my bike around the block alone.
When I was a new teenager, it meant being able to drive, work, and go grocery shopping alone.
But it’s so much more than car keys and reusable grocery bags, or a job and financial responsibilities.
Independence means having the freedom to call the shots in your life and taking on the consequences of those decisions. Independence means taking the reins and making an active choice to be purposeful and direct with your life.
It’s spirit, it’s a responsibility, and it means more than living on your own or taking a solo grocery trip.
I think that’s pretty cool. Because independence also means self-control, self-government. We have the freedom to choose what we do with that independence.
Something about being on my own has changed how I view self-control. It’s not merely for one’s emotions, it translates to every section of life. Being independent is a mindset and an everyday choice.
How are you celebrating independence in your life? What do you do with your freedom?
Thank you for reading!