I'm an independent woman. Just like the song says, I can stand on my own two feet, open my own doors, buy my own house and car, buy my own jewelry, drive myself around, cook and eat by myself, take care of myself, travel the world, ... the whole works. Heck, I pride myself on being an independent woman who once used to own three vehicles. Yes. Three. My car, a motorcycle and a sweet scooter. I pride myself on the fact I drive a manual transmission car - 6 speed stick shift in fact. I drooled when the Audi R8 came out, love the new Porsche's and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Ducati's, ... and whole bunch of fast sexy looking and sounding machinery. I own a power drill. I got a kickass accountant. I've launched businesses.
... All right, I hear you, so you get the point. Arry is an independent woman. Great, so what?
I think of myself as the prototypical new woman of 2011 - one that is educated, independent, and strong. And I've been doing everything I can to prove that over the past five years. Today, driving home... it hit me. Independent is an adjective to what? The noun it describes is WOMAN. I am a woman first - what does that mean? Like I said before, working on figuring that out... but I might step out on a limb here again and throw a stake in the ground that says, "I am a woman first. Yes I can do [it] by myself - and I will choose to let some things go (in the control/power sense). I am open to having another person, particularly a man, taking care of, protecting, and treasuring me." To be a woman first now means I don't have to prove anything to any one, including myself - I already know I can do whatever I want.
What does that mean to you? To be continued...