Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I am so happy and proud of myself. I'm not an emotional person but when I found out I started crying and shaking!
This is the first time I applied to a university in my life and I got in.
I became emotional because its like all things in my life are coming together!
Getting an education is one of the most important things to me in life as it should be to everyone. Especially young mothers. Education is the key to life and can open so many doors for an individual and help you form relationships that can last a life time and change your life forever.
My daughter walked into the room and asked me why I was so excited. I replied that I had just found out I got into college and that our lives are going to be better and change because of this. Of course she simply replied: "Okay" and walked away.
Me getting into Baruch also puts my daughter in a better school district, a part of NYC that has more job opportunities for me as a student an I'll be around more after school activities for the both of us!
Getting and completing an education, an I don't only mean your standard 2 or 4 year college, is so important and vital for future success and the over all well being of your child.
There are so many girls that once they become pregnant drop out of school and never go back. I think this is very sad and unfortunate. The sad reality is that most teen moms are single parents either form the beginning of their pregnancy or some where down the line. And being a single, uneducated parent is nothing that anybody desires to be or become. Even teen moms that are with someone whether its the father of the child(ren) or someone else, should also consider going back to school as VITAL. Being a full time parent is a hard job!!! Sometimes you want time for yourself, to socialize with people your age and do something that you enjoy. School, again which ever form it maybe, can give this to you this as well as a degree and a great sense of self accomplishment. Being a parent is the most challenging and rewarding things in life so, if you can raise a child at such a young age, you can do anything.
All in all I'm am so excited and proud of myself!!
Thank you again for reading, an if any of you have questions about where to start, how it is to be a mom in school or anything else you can email me at: Gmalone410@gmail.com
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