Saturday, August 3, 2013

Not Right Now...I'm Only 26!

If you read my last blog post, The Life of a Gal in Her Mid-20s, then you understand my position on taking my time in finding "the one," getting married and having kids. As a follow up (and a "borrowed" idea from a co-worker), I wanted to mix it up a little bit and tell my story with photos instead. Below, you will see some of my greatest achievements, events and just plain old life happenings that would have been very difficult for me to have accomplished or taken part in if I were a mom at this point in my life. 

December 2009: Graduated with my bachelor's degree 
in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

August 2010: Shipped off to Vicksburg, MS for a year-long 
AmeriCorps NCCC program and worked with non-profit 
organizations all across the southern region of the U.S.

August 2011: Was accepted to University of South Carolina (USC) 
to pursue my master's degree and joined the USC Disc Golf Team

March 2013: Traveled to California for the first time ever to see 
the first of my best girlfriends from high school tie the knot

April 2012 and April 2013: Competed in two National Collegiate
Disc Golf Championships as a part of the USC Disc Golf Team
and won the Women's Individual title in 2012

May 2013: Graduated with my master's degree in mass communications 
and a graduate certificate in health communications
I am in no way saying that any of these things would be impossible for a parenting young person to accomplish, but I believe that it would have been more difficult for me to live out my dreams if I had to breast feed, change diapers and support a child along the way. We should be continuing to empower our young people to live out their dreams and put themselves first until they are ready to be in stable, healthy relationships and think about having a baby.

by Sara Lamberson, Corporate Communications Specialist, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

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