Fight for Your Right
Sorry for the glitch with my post earlier; somehow WordPress published my first draft and not my updated one. Oops! Anyhow, on to this week’s prompt: Fight for Your Right. In today’s world, it would seem like we shouldn’t have to fight much for our right to do anything, but that isn’t the case.
I found out I was pregnant for my first daughter when I was 18 and in my first quarter of college. Not long after that, I realized I would be doing it all on my own. I fought for my right take care of my daughter on my own. I fought against family and friends who felt I could not do it. Even as my belly grew, I stayed in school. I sat sideways in the desks so I would fit.
After the birth of my daughter, I continued to attend school. As a single mom, I finished my associate’s degree, graduating with honors. After working for a couple of years, I decided to go back to school to get my bachelor’s degree. I worked and put myself through school. I also raised my daughter. To me, that is the definition of “Fight for Your Right”. We had an “unconventional” family.
Shortly before graduating with my bachelor’s degree (cum laude), I ended up in the hospital with pulmonary embolisms. It turns out I have a genetic blood clotting disorder. That + birth control = blood clots in my lungs. Just another thing I had to fight through! However, this time I was fighting for my right to survive.
Years later, I am amazed at what I have made it through. Now I have my older daughter (a freshman in high school), a boyfriend, and a 5 year old daughter. If something is worth it, you will fight for your right to have it. I wanted to have a life that I was proud of, and I do.
What do you think of when you hear the words “Fight for Your Right”? I’d love to know in the comments.
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