An Open Letter To Independent Girls
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An Open Letter To Independent Girls

You were raised to stand on your own two feet.

An Open Letter To Independent Girls

You're strong. You were built with a whole heart, not a half. You do you. You work so hard for no one else but yourself. You want to be the best version of you-- without anyone else being able to take the credit.

You are whole. You are whole on your own and you don't need anyone to "complete" you. You're not looking for someone to make you feel 100% happy. You're looking for someone who compliments you. Someone who wants to stand by your side through everything. Someone to be your best friend, and who just gets you.

To the women everywhere who possess this attitude, more power to you. You’re unstoppable.

You have hopes, dreams, and goals. You’re spontaneous but still have an idea of where you want to be in 5, even 10 years from now. You’ll be the 45-year-old mom who still has things to check off her bucket list because you keep adding to it.

You thrive on being independent and being strong enough to handle things on your own. You love that you don't have to rely on anyone but yourself. You welcome help but don't need it because you got this.

You were raised to stand on your own two feet. To have a drive and want to make something of yourself. You are proud to be able to support yourself without taking handouts from others just to get by.

You don’t feel this way for political reasons. You’re no ultra-feminist, or need to make a point. You just take pride in being independent. Nothing is more satisfying to you than knowing you accomplished something completely on your own.

You want to be just like your Mom. She is all of the things you could only hope to be one day. She's basically Superwoman (for real.) Being an adult is hard. But choosing to do it all on your own is even harder-- yet we do it. Women are truly remarkable in society today.

You were raised to be unstoppable.

You were taught to fight for your rights-- you want to be respected. It is engrained in you to demand to be viewed equal to men. You want to be given the same opportunities as they are-- you deserve it. You cherish your pride and dignity.

Weakness is your biggest enemy. You never want to be seen broken down.

You try so hard to always keep it together. You know that it doesn't always have to be a "one-man show," but you're used to it. You're used to figuring it out and trusting ourselves. You have faith that we can do it-- that you will be O.K.

The strongest people though, accept the help. Welcome the warm gestures and let down their guard-- even if it's just for a little while.

So, cut yourself a break-- because you're doing just fine.

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