2. not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous; free: an independent businessman
If your self-employed, you have this mindset; you have to in order to make ends meet.
3. not relying on another or others for aid or support
This could go either way, male or female, depending on whether or not they are financially able to take care of themselves without combining their income with others (roommates; renting a room) in order to make ends meet.
4.rejecting others aid or support; refusing to be under obligation to others
Again, this could also be a male or female. This way of thinking is about pride not allowing them to do otherwise. Even if that means running up every credit card, or worse, becoming enraged when others offer them assistance.
5. expressive of a spirit of independence; self-confident; unconstrained: a free and independent citizen
This one, in my opinion, would be where most independent women, (those who feel there is no need for a man in their life or significant other), tend to fall.
Is this type of independence the kind every woman dreams of? Is it what they truly want out of life? Or do they feel or act that way because of what life has thrown at them? Are the daily challenges they face forcing them to take on that mentality in order to survive?
Does a woman really want complete independent from romantic attachments for the rest of her life?
That is one of the questions asked throughout the The Butterfly Memoirs Series.
In the first novel, A Heart Not Easily Broken, we meet Ebony Campbell. She is smart, independent, and focused on reaching her goal. Since graduating high school, she has made it her life ambition to get her degree of Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine so she can get her dream job of becoming a veterinarian at the Los Angeles Zoo. For seven years, she hasn’t allowed a relationship to distract her.
In Ebony’s Words:
“I don’t have time to get into a real relationship right now. Finishing this last year of college is my focus. I’ve got to get that veterinarian job at the zoo, I’ve worked too hard to mess up now. Besides, I don’t need a man to take care of me. Financially. Having a nice body to lie against is a different story.”-Ebony
With that mentality, would it be possible for her to abandon that way of thinking if the right man came along? What would he have to say or do to make her feel differently? Buy a copy of A Heart Not Easily Broken in order to find out. But I must say, this is NOT your typical romance! Life, love, tragedy, and triumph are the subject matters of my novels. But despite it all, there is a happy ending along with life lessons learned.
This one is for all my independent ladies…Independent, by Destiny’s Child. When you done singing and shaking your grove thing, be sure to leave a comment!