Friday, January 31, 2014

Miss Independent

I took this picture while on a road trip before I was married.  Four stops, 10 days, just me and my car.  And friends and family along the way.

Do you remember that song by Kelly Clarkson?  You can click here if you don't know what I'm talking about.  That song is kind of like my anthem.  Only kind of. 

With the exception of two, all of my dating relationships were three weeks or shorter.  A lot shorter.  And one of the two longer ones is my husband.  Sometimes I'm shocked that I was actually able to commit to marriage.  That is a testament to how cool Adam is. 

I feel like there is nothing I can't do alone.  With in reason, of course.  If it takes two people in normal circumstances (dancing, kissing, arm wrestling) then obviously I can't do it alone.  When I drove to California alone with my two kids, some people freaked out.  My parents did not, so I thought that was pretty awesome. 

Okay, so I'm getting off track a little. 

Basically, sometimes I think I've grown out of it.  I haven't been apart from Axel for more than 8 hours at a time.  I mean, that's not exactly unattached parenting.

But on the rare occasion that I get away by myself, usually while Adam watches the kids, I still get this rush.  I could just drive away.  I never would (I NEVER WOULD) but just knowing that I can helps me not feel trapped.

And let's not get started on Adam wanting me to get a new car.  I BOUGHT MY CAR MYSELF!!! 
This is my car back when it was new.  Sure it doesn't shine as much as it used to, but it still shines in my heart.

Every now and then I write a post that I'm not sure how to end. 


  1. This just inspired me to write a similar but different post. Stay tuned...

  2. I have always wanted to take a trip/vacation all by myself... and, I never have. (But, it is on my bucket list!)

    1. A road trip was fun but I thing flying to New York or something would also be awesome!!

  3. Hey that's in Cali! :) I love that you're independent! That's me!

    1. Yep, that's California!! (Olivia thinks your house is California)


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