When I saw this video on The Frisky.com today I knew I had to share it with you.  This little lady has such a strong sense of self at only 5 years old!  She is an honorary HOT MESS!  It is highly important that parents instill independence within their children; especially their daughters.  My father always told me that I would have to work harder to do as well as my brother.  He encouraged me to go after all of my goals and never said, “Go marry a doctor.”  It is because of my dad that I’m fiercely independent and self sufficient.  I’m happy to see that my generation of women have broken even more boundaries in order for the next to achieve even greater accomplishments.