About me part 7
And so all that plus life experience after I left home had shaped me into the person I am today.
When I left home at 17 I was young, impressionable, too soft, too eager to please, emotional when it all got too much and too quiet to speak my mind.
Over the years I have become tougher, less patient although in my case this is a good thing, more likely to speak my mind and stand up for myself, less likely to put with other people's bull.
I learned very quickly to take the bull by the horns. Especially with regards to my son. I pushed for referrals and went to appointments and made sure I was doing all I could.
This is part of the reason I have limited patience with my stepdaughter.
While she had a troubled childhood, in the early years it was more about her than her son. I think she thought that everyone else would do the hard work for her but it never turned out that way.
While young mothers are still learning themselves, our kids have a sex education in this country. We are not a third world country. They need to learn