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Narrative Paper

  • Submitted by: clinea87
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 694 words

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Summer of 2005 I was forced to except responsibility. I was pregnant at the age of 18 with no job or college degree. In one way money could be the root to all evil and to some that are struggling, money could be the root to survival. I know this as being a single parent myself. Being a single parent at any age is a difficult task, but being a single mother while still being a baby yourself is one of the most difficult things a person can go through. It was time to grow up and except responsibly, which meant I had to find a job and get a college degree.
Playing the role of a single parent is challenging, and a stressful way of life. I would catch myself sometimes wanting to give up. If you can find the balance between work, home, children and time for yourself, it is a very rewarding experience. But there is no simple answer. I had to find a less demanding job, which provided a better way of life for me and my family. Finding that job was stressful, due to the fact of not having any work experience or a college degree. I had to balance work with a happy and stable family life by considering my financial priority, cooperation, and communication. I spent more time with my child instead of giving her money for entertainment purposes.
Being a single parent, I had to learn to cooperate, communicate, and save every penny I made.   I knew I had to go to college and try and better myself for me and my family. I thought there would be no way I could juggle being a single parent and trying to work to keep a roof over our head and food on the table that I could attend college.   I had to keep in mind that while I went to work and fulfilled other parental obligations, my child was busy with her own school activities. Full-time employment meant missing out on important after-school events and school functions. With the help from a close friend, I asked them to pick my child up from school on some days I could not and babysit her until I could pick her up after I got out of...

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