Updated: Jun 12, 2020
"I am a strong independent woman" is the mantra that is routed in my brain. When I need a boost of confidence, when I need to get through something tough - it's my tool that gets me to propel forward, I love being independent - it's very empowering and it gets things done!
But it's also there when I cry, when I feel sad, when I experience something negative, and when someone offers to help me and I've come to learn sometimes it's OK to be dependent (and I don't mean dependent solely on a partners love when I say that)
From a young age, I've always been a naturally driven person, if I had an idea I ran with it, and thankfully the humdrum of social media pressures and society views haven't managed to drum that out of me.
Being brought up in a household where I was told I can achieve anything I set my mind to, has done nothing but propel me towards achieving the goals I set.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being an independent person man, or woman, it makes us who we are.
But it's not until you face a difficult circumstance and find yourself unable to ask for help that you realise you may have become that independent that you have closed your self off from others.
Well that was my situation anyway.