This was a guest post that I did for daniellekurek.com. To see the full post, please click here.
I am a Do-It-Yourselfer. (Just check out my Pinterest board for proof!) I like to be busy, and I pride myself on being resourceful. I can (and did) manage fine without a husband for many years. Upon high school graduation, I moved across the state to get a degree. Upon college graduation, I flew halfway across the world to begin a career in missions.
I am not sharing this to be boastful. It’s simply how I am wired. I like to do things on my own and for whatever reason, feel a real sense of accomplishment when I do so. I was raised this way and can see this trait already in my little girl. She simply values mastering skills by herself. This is a strength, but it can also become a weakness and definitely has been one of mine.
The flip side of enjoying independence and self-confidence is that you can become controlling. Always needing to be in charge, you can wear yourself out. And by trying to do it all myself, I had. By not allowing others to help me, I missed out on what they could bring to the table and limited their potential.
And unfortunately, this flowed over into my marriage as well… to continue reading, please click here.
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