Thursday, May 2, 2013

Don't Let Your Dreams Slip Away!

After looking at my news-feed filled with pictures of children and announcements of new pregnancies, I decided to take a quick glance at my "Friends" list and count the people that I know have at least one child. To my surprise, there were about 56 (including me) with the lowest number of kids being 1 and the highest number being 5.

We are all under the age of 26

While I understand that unplanned pregnancy isn't uncommon these days...it was hard for me to see that so many of the people in this count either A) Aren't going to school  or B) Don't seem to be pursuing their goals and dreams (because you don't necessarily HAVE to go to school to be successful). 

This makes me kinda sad...

And if any of you read this, or any young parent that wasn't expecting to get pregnant but did, please know this...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS! 

You can still go to school and/or pursue your life goals! 

While I will not sit here and say that it will be easy...It IS possible. 
  • Ditch the people who say "You can't do it", and surround yourself with positive people to form a system of support!
  • Be responsible! - Stop smoking weed, drinking and going to the club every weekend! 
  • Use your resources! 
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Work hard.
  • Strive to be the best parent and person you can be! 
  • Succeed and give your little one someone to look up to!

Parenting is hard- married, single, planned or unplanned... BUT we CHOSE to have sex, and we CHOSE to have children, therefore it is OUR RESPONSIBILITY to be great role models for our littles and strive to give them the very best! 

Let's be supportive of one another! 






2 comments:

  1. You definitely can go back to school as young single mother. I did. I had my son at 19, and at 24 decided to go back to school to provide us with a better life. I actually just graduated, and will be a nurse as soon as I get my license. It is a great feeling knowing you are reaching your dreams, and it is possible to be a parent and go to school full time!

    Love this post!!

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  2. What an awesome post! I am a married Mom of 4 children. I have been a stay at home mom for so long that it seems unreal that I was ever anything else. This topic has been weighing on my mind a lot lately. Thank you for your encouragement.

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