i am not really into holidays. and the 4th of july is probably fairly low on my list of holidays i observe. i will eat hot dogs off the grill tonight with a few friends and i have gone and watched fireworks many many years in a row with my family, but in general i don’t really celebrate the day as our nation’s independence. however, independence is very important to me since i quit my “real job” almost a year ago to pursue my dream of being a stationery designer. i love being an independent business owner and having the independence to run it however i see fit.