July brings us many things, the biggest of which is July 4 th – Independence Day, when a ragtag band of patriots bucked the colonial rule of Great Britain and decided the United States should rule itself. Such a choice was dangerous, difficult and scary. In the book 1776 by David McCollough, he describes several times when it looked like the home team were on the brink of defeat. As we all know now, those heroes
pulled it out, and won the war.
For me, I have my own Independence Day – the day I decided not to let alcohol, anger and codependence control my actions. I can’t say that it has always been easy, but I can say that much like those early colonists, I have had many people on my side helping out. Whatever your struggle is, just remember that it gets better, and you too can have your own Independence Day, you just have to take that leap.