About Me, part 1, Growing Up

Growing up, I had to rely solely on myself. I had to take care of myself because no one else was around.  My mom was there; however she took care of me in terms of feeding me, clothing me, or taking my to places because of my age. As soon as I started making my own money, I bought my own food, clothes, entertainment, and paid my own bills. I like to think this helped me a lot now in terms of have to save, how to budget, and how to splurge when necessary. I’m not 100% financially independent yet, but I’m getting there. With each and every day I’m getting closer to it.

I feel because I was born so fiercely independent that affected my relationships and attracted certain type of people into my life. It’s not my fault that I was given this life. God knew I could handle it and He was right.

Growing up, it was all about me. I would buy food for myself, I paid my own bills, I took myself to work whether that be by walking, public transportation, or car. I paid for my own car including the gas and maintenance that’s involved. Actually, my mom made my get my license when I was 19 years old. She didn’t want me to use SEPTA anymore because she was afraid I was going to get hurt using it at night.

When I’m not in a relationship, it’s a about me. I’m in a relationship with myself. Bettering myself, loving myself, and working on myself to become a better person, friend, family member, and future wife for my future husband. This definitely affects me when I’m in a romantic relationship. It’s hard for me to turn off the independent side of me, but really? Should I turn it off?

I don’t think I should. I think it’s the best quality I have. I can’t change that about me and I won’t change that about me, so please don’t expect me to change. I don’t need to rely on a man to satisfy my needs.

So let’s hear for all the independent women out there who don’t need a man to complete their life! Being in love with an independent woman I think is the best type of love. It means she only wants your love, your loyalty because she can finance herself!

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As always, kisses on the peace sign fingers and love…

XO Jenn

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