Congratulations! You're growing up.
Yes, that's independence when you can and do handle things by yourself. Your parents made a smart move letting you handle this all by yourself.
If something's hard to do, it means you're learning.
If something's easy to do, it means you've already learnt it.
However, if something's just overwhelmingly difficult, do ask for help.
Well, in my view,independence is just a state of mind.Independence is something that one can feel even if living on an isolated island or it is something that one can not feel even if living in an open city.So to feel free, we should more focus on what we want rather what others will think or say.But yes,before doing something we should ask once to our elders as they have seen more world than us.So by listening to them, it may be easier for us to do that task or we may get a nice idea to perform it.So we just have to let our mind free and shouldn't mind if anyone says anything bad by saluting them with the middle finger:)
So we are independent in this world....just feel it:)