Becoming a Single Mother Changed My Life Essay

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Becoming a Single Mother Changed My Life (For the Better!)

Everyone remembers a specific incident that has profoundly affected his or her life. I remember my special memory as if it happened yesterday; and that memory will always be as detailed. My life-altering occurrence happened when I was fresh out of high school.

As an 18-year-old, I was known as out-going and friendly, as well as a bit ditsy. I drank Mountain Dew religiously and smoked cigarettes with the same feverish devotion. I also smoked pot recreationally and drank alcohol less regularly. I was a bit immature. All I cared about was feeling good and having fun. My boyfriend Randy and I were inseparable. We did everything together and we loved each other intensely. We had
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I eliminated pot and alcohol from my lifestyle.

I noticed that I began to interact differently with the world around me, becoming more motherly. No longer were my beloved horror flicks enjoyable; they disturbed me too much. I started disciplining my family and friends and giving them safety advice. I also mothered my cats. Each kitty was rocked to sleep and tucked in on a regular basis. Soon I began to unconsciously wipe eye goobers off of their fuzzy little faces. Next, I found myself relating to the pregnant ma-ma cat. I fed her and gave her back massages. We also took extensive naps together.

Dust and dirt began to bother me greatly. I cleaned for hours at a time. I vacuumed the floors and the hairy, shedding dogs regularly. Clutter offended me, even though I knew nobody purposely created piles of papers on the dresser to annoy me. In addition, everyone knew better than to leave dirty dishes in the sink.

I matured a lot within a short span of time; yet everyone around me stayed the same. I knew I had to grow up in order to take care of someone completely dependent upon me. That would mean I had to develop self-discipline and self-esteem strong enough to pull me through situations anyone else would otherwise give up on. If the baby cried, I would be the one people would hand it to. I had the biggest impact and the most influence on that child's life. I would need to put my own feelings, passions, and aspirations to the side until I could establish

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