Being a Young Mom is Perfectly OKAY!
When I pictured celebrating my 21st birthday I defiantly did not envision being pregnant as part of the plan. But that was my reality, and seven months later I had my first son; I was officially a “young mom”.
Of course, being a young mom is difficult but motherhood is a challenge at any age! Being young might just come with some of its own set of challenges.
There tends to be a stigma around young moms and I sure have been on the receiving end of plenty of unnecessary comments. People asking me if I’m married or if I’m still with the father of my child. All of the individuals that looked down on me and told me that my life was ruined and now I was not going to amount to anything.
Of all the things these people said to me, as a young mom, not one ever told me that being a young mom is perfectly ok. It took me years to figure this out and finally feel confidant as a young mom and embrace all the positives.
Being a Young Mom Motivated Me
When I became pregnant I was a college dropout and completely unsure of what path to take in life. Having my son definitely helped me to kick my life into high gear and give me the motivation I needed to go back to college. I suddenly wanted to be successful for him and I can now say I am proud that he has seen me earn both of my degrees.
It is so Empowering
At the time it all probably just felt like a struggle but looking back I had to grow up so quickly and do so much out of my comfort zone. I worked, went to school, all while taking care of my little one. Knowing this makes me feel like I can do pretty much anything.
Life isn’t Over
Many people like to say “oh make sure you get everything you want to done before you have kids”. Well, I am here to tell you that life is not over once you have kids. Mine was pretty much just beginning and I still had a lot to accomplish! It’s never too late to go back to school, start that business, or follow whatever dream you might have.
Extra Time With My Babies
My parents had me in their late 30s early 40s, so this point really resonates with me. I’m glad that motherhood came early for me so I can have extra time with my babies.