Pregnancy brings on a lot of challenges within itself. Your body is going through 1,000 different changes and let’s face it you’ll never be the exact same after you give birth. At times, I’m an emotional reck. Other times, I’m perfectly fine. I’ve always been the type of person to keep their feelings bottled up. However, I cannot do that while pregnant. I actually find myself being honest with everyone.
Although, it kinda hurts to admit it out loud that I am a 25 year old single mother. I have found my voice and strength throughout this pregnancy. When I decided to keep my baby girl, I felt overwhelmed with guilt. I didn’t want to be a statistic and I definitely didn’t want to put my child at a disadvantage. I mean, I grew up in a two parent household my entire life. So, why couldn’t she?
Well, I’m here to tell you a few things.
- If you let your insecurities dwell in a negative space, it will chew you alive.
- You have to get to the root of your negative thoughts. Is it fear? Are you feeling guilty? Are you anxious? Is it something that can be fixed?
- It’s okay to be afraid of the known. However, don’t allow the fear to consume you.
I’ll say this 1,0000 times! I have an amazing support system. It’s highly important to surround yourself around people who love and want the best for you. Trust me, it will come in handy whether you’re single or in a relationship. Pregnancy is an amazing experience, but also a very challenging one. It’s important to remain positive and to take it day by day.
I work on my mindset daily. I believe God word to be true about “as a man thinkith, so is he”. This basically means, whatever you think about yourself, will become true. There is life and death in mouth. You MUST speak positive thoughts about yourself….about your baby.
Yes, I’m a single mother.
Yes, I’m 25 years old.
Yes, I’m still figuring out my life.
Yes, I’m afraid of the unknown.
Yes, I want my daughter to have the best life.
However, I am not a statistic and I am not putting her at an disadvantage. I don’t live up to the expectations society has placed on me because, they don’t control my life or my child’s life. I am in control of my life…her life. God is in control of my life…her life.
Listen, just because things don’t work out the way we imagined, doesn’t mean we’re doomed. You have to put on your big girl pants, create an amazing support system, pray, and kick life in the rear! Remember, life isn’t over, it’s just the beginning.
Until next time xoxo.
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