Teen mom… Part 1

Hello, My name is Myisha… I was, I am a teen mom. I say I am because  although I am beyond my teenage years, and my child is actually a teenager now it is something that I am always questioned about.It is something I will always be able to relate to. When I was 17 years old I gave birth to a son. At that time I was a senior in High School. I was very active ( played sports), somewhat social and pretty close to my family. While I wasn’t at the top of my class I did pretty good in school. I followed all of the rules ( well except the obvious) and rarely missed a class. When many people found out I was pregnant they were shocked. Not only was my mother super strict but I wasn’t one to hangout, drink and or smoke. I indulged in none of that when I was younger. I was the epitome of why one should not judge a book by its cover… while I didn’t indulge in the above I did become a teenage mom. No one would have picked ME for that role.

Being pregnant was not as bad as I expected ( the physical aspect of it). I carried very small and while I had morning sickness all day I was able to hide it. No one outside of my family  and really close friends knew of my pregnancy until I was about give birth. I hid my pregnancy from everyone else because I knew the stigma attached.  I knew I would be looked at very different. My fears came true once my pregnancy was known to everyone.

I was almost forbidden from going on my senior trip after it was paid for in full. The day of the trip I was pulled to the side and told I would be a bad influence on the others, and it was best  that I not go. I was told this by my principle. I was told by teachers that I would drop out to get my GED because I would not come back after giving birth. I was told (by adults) that I would be apart of the system, that I would have one or two more with in 5 years. All these things broke me down so much I missed my graduation ( a decision i do not regret).

My school handled me so bad I had no guidance about college or any other options for my future. I was told to wait until I had the baby to make a decision. Prior to anyone finding out about my pregnancy I was getting a lot of assistance picking schools and preparing for my future. Once the pregnancy was out I was told I may not want to go to school so waiting would be best. Once I had my baby I received little to no assistance no matter how intent I was on continuing my education.

So… I was a high school graduate and a teenage mom with no eye on my future. I had no help ( in terms of my future education) and no hope. I knew what I wanted to do. I know I what I had to do. I had no idea how to do it. I began to think, maybe everyone was right, maybe I would be a part of the system. Maybe I did set myself and child up for failure.

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To go.

Clothing makes me happy. I know that sounds pretty shallow but they do.  If I’m feeling down for any reason, sometimes all I have to do is put something pretty on, do my hair, throw on some lipstick and slip on an amazing pair of shoes. I know everyone has that ONE article of clothing that when they put it on they feel… pretty. Well this dress is that for me. I absolutely love this dress. This is the type of dress that needs very little help. You can wear it with booties, pumps, even over the knee boots. With this dress less is defiantly more. It speaks for itself. I paired it my always favorite bangle, dangling earrings ( although you can rock this with studs), ankle boots and one of my favorite clutches. Threw on some shades and felt… well… pretty.

Photography Credit:@Blackvisionz

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Outfit details:

Dress:MysEleganceBoutique.com

Shoes: The shoes were purchased years ago from Stevemadden.com but they have them here: http://www.shoespie.com/product/10888696.html

Clutch: http://lovecortnie.com/products/new-springbok-calf-hair-leather-clutch/

 

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Fall is where the heart is.

 

 

Who does not like fall? I mean what is there to not like? You can easily take your summer clothes and layer them up to be suitable for the fall. Not only can you play around with your wardrobe without having to spend extra money, but the environment in the fall is simply beautiful. The canvas of the street that is painted by leaves sometimes makes you forget where you are. My appreciation for the fall is immense. I love how it plays on my senses… the sights, smells, sounds… are all so beautiful. Fall simply makes me happy.

 

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Taking a stroll in one of my favorite parks I could not help but enjoy the beauty of fall.

Photography Credit:@Blackvisionz

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