Definition: Autonomy; (Pronounced: ôˈtänəmē); Greek; noun
1. Freedom from external control or influence; independence.
Why I love this word:
From the Greek word autonomia, meaning 'having its own laws.' I know this word directly relates to self-government but it can also appertain to home ruling/ self ruling aka being your own boss. In addition to being a student, and working for other multiple publications, I am also my own boss with a few personal projects (like this blog) and some of my best days are when I am working from home. I get to stay in pi's all day, work under my own conditions, having my own freedom and laws. It's perfect.
Photograph by Carin Olsson