Trying to Date Someone That’s Independent?...What No One Told You But You Need To Hear


I-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t, do you know what that means?

I’m riding down Highway 29 with tunes of Boosie blasting from my radio

Cruising in the car that I bought and paid off all on my own

Coming from a shopping trip at the mall where I spent my own money on my son that I take care of

Headed home to work on my next blog post and complete some graduate school work before I begin my daily night ritual of getting ready for work in the morning

Life’s great, right?

I mean I am handling my business. Some of my high saddity friends would exclaim, “Your ducks are unquestionably in a row lovely. Keep it up!” Whereas, my ratchet boodaddies might say something more along the lines of, “Eowww you better do that shit girl. We eating all year bay (clap) bee!”...to be real, both equally get me hype, encouraged, and gassed.

Yet no matter how you paint the picture, it happens. You know...it. It penetrates through the busyness of my life. It seeps through the comments of praise and uplift from family and friends. It blatantly ignores my accomplishments and disregards my growth. It finds me and blows my entire happy high.

...And all of sudden I’m now riding down the highway no longer obnoxiously rapping along with Boosie and gesturing as if I have the leading role as a boss chick in his music video.