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Hey guys! I know a while ago I did a post on freedom… But there is a difference in freedom and independence.

Freedom means you can do whatever you want and independence means you know the right choices to make and you make them! Recently I went to a women’s conference that really has taught me independence. I have wanted to move out on my own for a long time and be born independent of my parents opinions and make more decisions for myself.

Well now I believe that through the power of the Holy Spirit I have finally gotten the revelation and the boldness and wisdom that I need to make my own choices! I can’t explain what happened on that mountain, something has switched inside of my brain. I told you guys at the beginning of this year this is a brand new day, a brand new me: learning to live without autism, getting to know myself, and learning how to handle myself independently!

I believe that this weekend is just the beginning. I believe it’s just a beginning of my new life making my own decisions, living independently, and learning how to live on my own! Like I said, just one more step in this journey of getting to know myself again without autism!

It’s OK to want to be independent, but you have to go through the right channels and do it the right way or it’s going to fail… so excited about this next phase in my journey! I love you guys! God bless! Peace out peeps!

Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.

Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.

Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.

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