The definition of independent is: adjective - free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.
Here is my Declaration of Independence:
I hold these truths to be self-evident.
I will command respect by my actions.
I will honor the code of my soul.
I will allow no one but myself to determine my worth.
I will refuse to allow the actions of others to determine my own happiness.
I will take care of me.
I will speak words of truth, even when uncomfortable.
I will practice Random Acts of Kindness.
I will defend myself.
I will use my words to heal not harm.
I will use my hands to heal but will deal swiftly with any threat to myself.
I will always defend my honor.
I will always provide for myself - both emotionally and monetarily.
I will go on adventures, alone if need be.
I will not let fear stop me.
I will feel beautiful.
I will be tough and feminine at the same time.
I will honor the Divine.
I will put as much good out into the world as possible.
I will enjoy being alone.
I will let others be as they are and expect the same in return.
I will listen and honor my gut instinct.
I will accept compliments graciously.
I will never be ashamed of myself.
I will never conform.
I will love without fear.
I will not be taken advantage of.
I will let karma work out what's due.
I will be proud of my accomplishments.
I will forever strive to do better.
I will become better.
I will accept myself in the now.
I will never break.
I will never give up.
I will... Declare my independence and be free.
I am free. I am brave.
I am all in.
What will your Declaration of Independence say?