True Story: I Was a Teenage Mom

It’s crazy how the very thing I thought would kill me is one of the greatest sources of my accomplishment.

Jaja Requa
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Picture of my daughter and me as a teenage mom on the island I was raised

A lot of a stressless life is not putting too much importance on shit that happens to you.

I was a teenage Mom. I still remember calling my poor mother to tell her that I was pregnant freshman year first semester in college!

I almost had a heart attack seeing that positive double line on that pregnancy test. I just graduated high school that year and I was a late bloomer with a mind of a 15-year-old.

Nevertheless, as a teenager, I listened to my mother and gave birth without painkillers!!! It's crazy how the very thing I thought would kill me … is one of the greatest sources of my accomplishment.

A lot of a stressless life is not putting too much importance on shit that happens to you. So when things get rough, just think “ this too shall pass” and with time all that stress, anxiety, and pain will decrease.

At least that was what I was thinking when I was giving birth in wrenching, agonizing pain! I thought about anything positive to keep my mind off the fact I thought I was going to die.

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Jaja Requa
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