At just 21 years on this earth (very nearly 22) I’ve had quite a few difficult situations to contend with. I keep telling myself it’s all part of the journey through life but sometimes I feel like shouting “give me a break!!!”
The main difficult situation occurred when I was just 15 years old. It was when I found out I was pregnant with P1. I knew I would face bullying and nasty names but one thing happened that I didn’t expect. The school had told me that a parent in my year had started up a petition to remove me from the school because I was a bad influence on her daughter and other students. Thankfully the school supported my situation fully.
It was my last year of school but I managed to get through it, slowly and after dropping a few subjects that weren’t “important” like French, P.E and Textiles. I focused on my main subjects and Art. Then half way through the year I gave birth prematurely. It was a scary time. The school, my family and the limited friends I had were extremely supportive throughout.
I don’t know how but I managed to get through the heartache of my newborn baby being very sick, get brilliantly GCSE results and make it out the other side all at the age of 16. I also secured myself a job just after my 17th birthday.