4 Things Every Independent Woman Grew Up Doing By Herself

4 Things Every Independent Woman Grew Up Doing By Herself

The things we do growing up define who we are, even if we don't know it.

Growing up, I was always taught to be able to do things for myself. I've been told that getting a college degree and entering a successful field was the first and foremost important thing, so I didn't have to rely on someone else to provide for me. I've cherished this part of me, my drive and determination, ever since I was a small girl, and it is what I've always known. If you're anything like me, you definitely did these things by yourself when you grew up to be independent.

1. Play

It probably helps that I was an only child for much of my childhood, but I always played by myself. I mostly played "House" or "Teacher," and frequently loved to play "Kitchen." When I was a child, I never knew these games would start to define who I am, but now I realize that from a very young age, I enjoyed being the independent and successful leader with no other person to persuade how I envisioned things.

2. Dressing Up

This definitely developed my love for style and cosmetics, even more so because I did it all on my own. I could wear anything I wanted, and when I did fashion shows for my parents, they would be so supportive. I had a mind of my own and still do.

3. Dating

With being an independent woman who is very goal and long-term heavy, I have certainly lacked in the dating world. I've only really had time for myself, and I am my own focus right now. So, I go on self-dates, always have, always will. I started self-dating when I was I high school, and it expanded once I turned 16 and could drive different places by myself.There is something about breaking away from the stressful work and just settling in with a nice book, or going out and eating at a restaurant by myself.

4. Schooling

School is something that I have always done by myself, mostly because I like to figure things out on my own. A lot of the time, I would fall and have to pick myself back up, but that is how Ive grown as a woman, and a student. Although many things that my parents wanted me to do came true, choosing my college and major was solely on me.

These things make me the strong, independent woman I am today, and I'm so very thankful for them. Without them, I'm not sure where I would be, and how successful I would be.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Wake Up Early

Waking up early can help you in so many ways!

We all live our lives sleeping until the very last second until we need to actually get up. As a college student, we strongly believe there is not enough time in the day to get everything done.

Well, I’m going to tell you seven reasons why you should get up early in the morning.

1.You time

If you are a busy person, you can use this time to really spend time with yourself before you have to go out and deal with things. You use this time for however you want to spend it. Meditation, watching your favorite show, reading a book, whatever you want to do. This is your time!

2. Get stuff done

If you have so much to do in a week and you feel there isn’t time in a day to get it all done, you can use the time that you wake up to do it. Doing some of the things that will take the longest time is what could be ideal for this time. It’ll wake you up and get you even more prepared to conquer the day.

3. Go to the gym

Working on your health is very important, but when you have more on your plate and errands to run, its hard to find that good time to go the gym. This would be a perfect time to go to the gym and get that workout in for the day.

4. Take your time getting ready

There are a lot of times when some of us who work early in the morning looking our bare minimum. We put on the most basic outfit and just take it as it is. Well within this time, you can really pick out an outfit and take a shower and still take your time getting ready. You can look your absolute best and rocking the day!

5. Meal prepping

I don’t meal prep, but this could be the perfect time to meal prep for the week. Make your meals on an early Monday morning. Make a list on Sunday and then look at it on Monday morning and prepare it. What better way to start your week off right?

6. Good for your mental health

Waking up early helps you stress less and how you start of your day impacts how the rest of your day is going to go. Wake up relaxed and smooth, that’s how your day will go. You won't be rushing around your place trying to make it on time for work or class.

7. You’ll be even more happy with life

Most people who wake up early and live their life seem to be more happy than someone who sleeps in. They are living their best life and I feel like that starts with getting up early and getting ready to conquer the day.

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When You're The Girl With Her Heart On Her Sleeve

The signs that your heart is your life guide.

There's a saying that certain people tend to wear there heart on their sleeve. I would say I have spent most of my life being one of those people Wearing your heart on your sleeve means that you live your life more intuitively with your emotions. You do not hide the way you feel but express and embrace it.

When you make major decisions in your life, your gut instinct will be a true guide for you to figure out the right decision to make. You will never take things lightly or "as they come" for you it will be more of an all or nothing kind of feeling. You will ask others for advice but still be in tune with yourself in the end.

When you fall in love, it will be all-consuming and overwhelmingly passionate kind of love. Kindness will be a natural character trait. You will be sweet towards nearly every person you meet. People will be attracted to the energy you bring and will be excited to become more open.

While other people will be trusting, you usually see the best in everyone, which can be both good and bad. It is no secret when you are in a good or bad mood as you will easily display the characteristics of it on your face.

Empathy is more than something you think about its something that you will feel. Other peoples emotions will easily rub off on you and you will always be able to tell someone's mood the minute you walk in a room.

Along with learning from others emotions and energy, wearing your heart on your sleeve really means what it sounds like. You will put yourself out there for the world which can be good and bad. While you may be able to be hurt easily you will not suffer from resiliency and should be able to recover from nearly any situation.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve will lead you to share your passion, joy, and life excitement with others. People will know what makes your heart light up. Ultimately, people who wear their heart on their sleeve are positive, optimistic, and open. They are a gift to the world and you should embrace your chance to be surrounded by free-spirited life-loving individuals.

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