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Now that you have a better idea on the intentions behind this blog, I’m going to divulge a little bit about myself. Well, the basics, (1) 21-year-old African American female (2) Born and raised in St. Louis, MO (3) One of three kids (two brothers and I’m the middle and parents are still married (I’ll discuss this more later) (4) Senior at the University of Missouri that graduates December 15, 2012 @ 12:30PM @ Mizzou Arena…not that I’m counting or anything (5) Hmm… guess those are the basics. I do have one interesting fact: I have a 2 ½ year old daughter named Addyson, meaning I had her at 19. Although I don’t regret having her, I feel guilty for my selfish actions and bringing her into a situation that she shouldn’t have to be in. I can’t provide her with a two-parent household (at least not right now) because both of her parents are not together. Being a full-time parent & student causes much conflict between balancing time for my school work as well as my child. Although I am very much aware that my child always comes first, I seem to get wrapped up in the demands of homework, exams, and being involved on campus. I still think I have yet to execute a well-balanced routine, but my child is healthy and loved and I graduate in less than 7 months so I don’t have much to complain about. I make the best of my situation by showering my child with lots of hugs and kisses, and since she is so impressionable, I always try to play gospel music around her (although it doesn’t always pan out that way with my versatile Ipod shuffle). She even knows the words to a lot of them now :) I guess what I’m getting at is that for a while, even a little now, I felt guilty for being a young single-parent because I know my child deserves a lot more. I’m working on getting over that guilt and accepting the cards that were dealt to me (some cards I chose myself) and being thankful for the many blessings I have. I have the most supportive family that I could ever ask for, my child needs for nothing, I am able to complete school on time, and still enjoy myself from time to time. I am so BLEEEEEEEESSED #JillScottVoice    

 


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