Independence day means a lot of things to many people. To me it is a way to celebrate my personal independence.
I have a hard time explaining it. I've worked many years to become and independent person. A person who can 'depend' on me.
Tomorrow I am doing a one woman, one mule, parade on the back dirt and gravel roads of Wisconsin. I am making the trek with my favorite mule, Badger. He will be decked out with a flag blanket and patriotic baubles.
I am doing it only for my own satisfaction and adventure.
I told my husband what this ride means to me [since I've been advised not to do the endurance ride scheduled for this very day...medical issues]. I am making the ride because I CAN. That is pure and simple.
I'm sure I'll stretch this adventure out and see what fun things I can come up with tomorrow. What perfect weather is predicted.
I AM Independent.