Was it Worth It? Fifteen and Pregnant; before it was cool.
A short memoir of a teenage mom. The struggles, the mistakes, the joy and the tears. Fifteen and pregnant before it was made cool by MTV. Teenage pregnancy is anything but cool. It leaves you with a life that is harder than you think. Domestic violence, being a single mom, raising a boy to be a man with little to no life experience. More
A short memoir of a teenage mom. The struggles, the mistakes, the joy and the tears. Fifteen and pregnant before it was made cool by MTV. Teenage pregnancy is anything but cool. It leaves you with a life that is harder than you think. Domestic violence, being a single mom, raising a boy to be a man with little to no life experience.
Written in a way that even a teenager can sit through, at 60 pages it only highlights certain aspects of a too young mom.
A must read for anyone who's been there, is headed there or considering the adventure before learning to be an adult. Remember time is the one thing you can't get back, don't lose your youth, take your time, enjoy your childhood, grab your dreams and change the world.
YOU are WORTH IT!
At times, when I look back I think, “OMG!, That is my life.” All too many times, I’ve watched, “Riding in Cars with Boys” and felt this overwhelming urge to scream. "It’s my life!" I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. 15. I was a freshman in high school, and boy I knew it all. I hated life, I hated school, I hated my family, I didn’t have any friends and only the boys liked me. I was smart, I was athletic, I was a good person, but I wasn’t popular and at 13, 14, & 15 that means so much more to a kid. I know that now. I didn’t care then, and I had no idea that my decisions as a 15 year old freshman would impact the entirety of my life the way they have.
Those words, to me sounded wonderful. I imagined that now, finally, someone would love me infinitely and that person was mine and I was theirs, and no one else in the world would matter. That all we would ever need in the world was each other and my love for that growing baby would be the end all to everything wrong in my life.
To my mom, I imagine that every bad scenario entered her mind as she did everything in her power to protect, help and support her little girl. Mom, I am sorry I put you through it.
To my dad, as typical men are, there were two options and neither included me being a mom, and he had very good sound reasons (though I wouldn’t even listen to them) and I can understand them now. Dad, I am sorry.
I really had no idea what this one small microorganism-sized particle would do to the rest of my life, my being, my world. After all, I was only....
Fifteen and Pregnant.
Author's note: This is the RAW, unedited version of the book. I am not and never really have considered myself a writer. I was terrified to hit the publish button. I do plan on making revisions, but I would like your help with that. Please let me know of any edits you feel I should make, things you think I should expand on, things I should maybe exclude. Thank you for your support of my book.