Throughout your life you will have many experiences that will change you forever. While some of them are small, some experiences are so great that you will never forget the exact date and time they occurred. The most life-shaping experience I have ever had was the birth of my son. This event changed my life. I love my son dearly and his birth will always be the best thing that has ever taken place in my life. After my son was born, a lot of things changed for me. Most couples are excited when they receive the news that they are expecting. I was to become a single teen mom and this was something that would not only affect me but everyone around me. Although every child is a blessing, I was not confident I was ready for a child and had to consider my options before deciding how a new baby would alter my teenage life. I went through many transformations and overcame many obstacles to get where I am today. This life-changing experience remains to be what brought me to where I am today.
In the summer of 2006 I was a sophomore in high school. Over summer break I had obtained a job at the local youth center. I also had a job lined up at the parks and recreation department. I was very happy that at the age I was I had a lot of things going for me. I also had a boyfriend and we were as most teenagers are, madly in love. Overtaken by peer pressure, I made the biggest mistake of my life ad had unprotected sex. As a result, a few weeks later I discovered that I was pregnant. I was overwhelmed with emotion. I was in no way ready for what was ahead. To add to my grief, my boyfriend and I had broken up before I found out that we were expecting. With a positive pregnancy test in my procession I had many decisions to make. Not only did I have to deicide if I would keep the baby, but I needed to figure out how I would tell my parents.
I kept my pregnancy a secret until I could decide what I would do with myself. A month passed and school began. I also began working...
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