My kid is crazy. She’s been pushing the limits lately and using any excuse she can get to swear a little bit. LOL Can’t even be mad because it’s just words and she’s a great kid. Really, she’s awesome. She’s so good natured and so funny. She doesn’t have temper tantrums, she’s so smart and so kind to everyone. She’s growing up beautifully and I am so proud of her. I’m so happy I am able to give her the life that I would have wanted as a kid and ensuring she has everything she could need or want and never need to worry about anything. I asked her the other day if she was happy – and she said absolutely she was. Which is really all I can possibly ask for. Motherhood has been a wild decade so far, but I love it and I love my daughter – she’s by far the best thing that ever happened to me.
When Cheyenne was born and up until when she was a toddler, I was in school and working and I just couldn’t afford anything. I couldn’t afford to buy her Christmas gifts or whatnot – my parents had to help me out because I was left as a single mom and I couldn’t even make it on my own despite trying many times over. Between medical bills from her regular checkups and shots and all that – to formula because I couldn’t breastfeed, and daycare so I could work and go to school… I was poor. I was stuck in this cycle of poverty.
But I worked my ass off. I studied, I got great grades. I worked full time while doing so… and I have quadrupled my salary from 2010 to now. So to be in this position now where one night I came home and saw her riding her bike with her friends and noticed that she’d outgrown her bike and it looked like garbage… I was able to just tell my husband to go buy her a new bike and he can just do that and we don’t have to really think about it much. And that feels good.
Despite there being no indicating that I would ever make it out of the endless cycle of poverty – I did. I did it by my own hard work and effort and that’s just proof that if you want it bad enough – if you’re willing to put in the work, it WILL get better and you WILL succeed. I believe firmly in the strength of the human spirit and we as humans can achieve absolutely anything if we really set our minds to it.