My Story

Hi! Nice To See You Here!

64234_188998141304359_517215249_nI am Miss Fiercely Independent aka Claudia Blanton, and I want to welcome you to my little corner of internet haven.

Actually, that is what I want this space to be for you. A place where you can dream as big as you want to, learn what you have to, to be independent from the rat-race, going-nowhere job, or finding a financial independence from your spouse, even if you have kids at home.

That is what my passion is. You see, I was there – stuck at home, with two children whom I homeschooled (and still homeschool), while supporting any and endeavors  my husband had in mind – from being a Military Wife, to the ups and downs of owning a truck driving business. I was there to support, yet if I wanted something for myself (I am not talking about time, but items I needed for day to day life), I relied on his income.

And honestly, even though I often only asked for the most basic needs, I was made to feel guilty, both of my husband and his family. After years of fighting, living in guilt, and second-guessing every one of my basic needs, I decided it was time to do something about it. I decided to become Fiercely Independent, creating my own wealth, while rediscovering my self-esteem, realizing my self-worth, and finding space to express myself and my needs freely.

Now that I am in the middle of this endeavor, I am in the position to guide you, assist you, be your friend, mentor, and the occasionally tough coach, who pushes you toward your goals, so you can realize them, just as I am realizing mine.

imagesWhile I will speak of the emotional turmoil and triumph as well, I will keep my main focus upon the creation of income, and eventually independence – reaching from creating passive income, income from crafting and other skills (such as Etsy), growing your financial portfolio by investing.

Even if you are already independent and are looking to increase your passive income stream, I will have plenty of information for you. My experiences include some losses and winners, and I will share them with you all.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Question: What does independence mean to you? What are your ultimate goals this year? Share them in the comment section, below!

Claudia aka Miss Fiercely Independent


P.S. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask! I love comments, and will respond back to you as soon as possible! Or stop by my Wealthy Affiliate Profile to say hi! See you there!

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  1. Wow. What a great story. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    I can certainly understand the need for independence. It’s so hard to find sometimes. We were raised to be pleasers then please ourselves last…except “last” never seemed to come.

    I’ve always been independent in spirit but always felt guilty because I was being told I was selfish. But then I realized those people felt challenged and intimidated by my “freedom”.

    What a eye opener. Thank you again for making me feel proud of how far I’ve come.

    Love your site!

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      Thank you, Sheila – I have been waiting to share it at the right moment, when I am finally in the position to help someone else. I so remember that guilt – oh how debilitating that is! Yes, that “last”, never comes, there is always someone or something more important than us, and only when we choose to regain our power will we ever reach what we deserve.
      I am glad you are an independent spirit! You should be proud, indeed! Blessings

  2. Honestly, the strongest thing I empathize with this so strongly about is that having to rely on others for help, especially income!

    I love this story because I give you props on being a military wife and doing all you can in supporting your husband and your family.

    Independence for me, means becoming financially independent. To give me the opportunity to do what I want and when I want without having to second guess if I can do it or not! With that, is also having my goal for this year to be able to do exactly that!

    Thank you for your story and thank you also for sharing.

    1. Author

      thank you, Maximo. I am sure you are on your way to achieve exactly that type of independence you are looking for. Blessings!

  3. Hi Claudia
    I really love your story and how you are taking control of your situation. I come from the other perspective the sole income earner (male) in my family. This was a choice so my partner could be at home with our babies as we both thought this was a priority.
    But it is hard when one person brings in the income as there is guilt and resentment from time to time. And I see that guilt in my partner and that loss of independence that came with that decision
    So thank you for reminding me of the these feelings and what can be done.

    1. Author

      Thanks, Wade,
      glad you took the time to read my thoughts. It is wonderful to hear from a spouse who wants to make sure that their partner feels secure, even if there is financial dependence. Open communication will alleviate this resentment – as long as both of you feel that you can express yourself equally, and both of your emotional needs are met, this can very much work. My scenario is sadly the more prevalent story out there – a dependency without communication. So I applaud your effort.

  4. This is a n awesome site. thank you for sharing. we all need some motivation and inspiration from time to time and you are very inspiring. Thank you.

    1. Author

      Thank you, Marlene, I am glad you found what I wrote inspiring, that is sweet to hear – blessings!

  5. Hi Claudia! Just visited your site and I like what I see.
    Well done and just keep going.

    Also inspired by your About me page. I love it! I to have to be independent financiallyso we have a lot in common!

    Take Care

    1. Author

      thanks Barb – I really do appreciate your support – let me know if there is anything I can assist you with – blessings!

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