Having a Baby at 15

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Having a child at 15 has helped me become more independent, more driven to succeed, and has given me a sense of responsibility. Having to be independent has given me a great deal of responsibility. I also want to be more independent so I can give my son the best life I possibly can, which is not possible without being successful.

I was 18 when I moved into my own house and tried to establish a home for my son and me. I didn’t have to be home at a certain time, which didn’t help me when I first moved in. I slacked off and my choices weren't as mature as they ought to have been. I felt I needed a babysitter every weekend, and it had made me miss the little things in his life. Now I see that I need to spend as much time as possible with my son while he is little or I’m going to miss out. I realize how immature I acted when I first moved in to my house and I have changed to make a home for my son and me. We have our daily breakfast time, playtime, bath time, and etc. I have a daily schedule now for doing things, as opposed to just taking things one day at a time and not having a schedule. By having a daily schedule, I also feel more motivated to succeed when I get up in morning because I have something to look forward to.

When I found out I was pregnant, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to live the teenage life and hang out with my friends all the time. After realizing I needed to make some much needed changes, I graduated from high school, started college, and I began to make a good life for my son and me. I made it through high school, although it was difficult having a baby and having homework to do every night. There were times I didn’t think I could do it and I just wanted to quit, but I thought of my son and the life I wanted him to have. It made me more motivated to succeed. I started college a semester later than I wanted to. I didn’t complete any of my classes that semester. I slacked off, procrastinated, and never went back. Looking back, I wish I...
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