It was a night of firsts for me:
First time I sat so close to the fireworks that I needed to take cover a couple of times.
First time I got a crick in my neck from watching the fireworks.
First time I’ve worn a sweatsuit on the Fourth of July . . . and still been chilly.
Today I declare my independence from
from worrying my pretty little head about other people’s opinion of me;
and from sharing any part of my life with people who behave more like ticks than humans.
And you – who or what do you declare your independence from?
You don’t have to make your answer public, just do it
cause it’s time.