Friday, February 6, 2015
Life Under Construction: Independence
Independence: freedom from support or aid
Every teenager dreams of independence - freedom from parental control. Parents dream of the day their children become financially independent. As I begin this new chapter of life, as empty-nester and partner with my husband in our new business, I am faced with another kind of independence - independence from immediate access.
For the last ten years, we have both worked at jobs that were predominantly desk time, and allowed us to communicate by Instant Messenger or text. Any time during business hours that I had an emergency, a question, information to relay, or saw something funny on the internet, I could tell Dave nearly as easily as if he were in the same room.