I thought I didn’t want kids

by Anonymous

January 10, 2020

I cried all of the week before. I didn’t think I ever wanted kids but that changed when the doctor told me I was pregnant. It made me feel a deep sense of purpose and wholeness but I knew in my heart that it would have been irresponsible to bring a child into my life right now. I don’t have the support or resources to create a good home. I don’t want my kid to have the same childhood that I did – mom was always stressed, always working, always scrounging to find food to put on the table.

I’m a first-generation college student and working multiple jobs. I want to have a degree, a stable job, a good home, and to be mentally and emotionally available if/when I become a mother. I don’t have these things right now.

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