I find it fitting to address the ladies out there, especially on Independence Day. Being a woman isn’t easy; we are naturally emotional creatures, take many things personal and often put up with a lot of crap that we must take on with grace. Being a woman is a responsibility. WE, far too often, compromise our self worth, our integrity and our life, for men and for petty female drama. It’s time to take back our self appreciation and begin to realize just how special we really are. The second we allow and except disrespect, mental or physical abuse or anything less than high standards, is the second we give up the very thing that makes us great! Love is not mean. Love is not ignorant. Love doesn’t call you “bitch” or “hoe” or anything outside of our name that is degrading. People will only treat you as badly as you allow them. It’s never too late to make a change or set the bar a little higher than yesterday. Love yourself more than anyone else can and you’ll be just fine.