Thursday, January 24, 2013

What Independent Living Means to Me

I like living independently. What living independently means to me is being capable of making responsible decisions for myself. I can come and go freely whenever I want. I don’t have a curfew. I don't have to answer to anyone. Being independent makes me feel good about myself. Being independent has made me realize I have come a long way and I have made good choices and decisions in my life.When I lived in the group homes I felt less independent because there were staff to oversee things. Being independent is good for me because it shows I can handle real life situations. For people who don’t know me, I live independently in an apartment--I do get staff support and I have staff I can contact when needed.

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"I set my own course through the ocean of life."
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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