Anyone like me?

Philippines
May 17, 2007 12:00pm CST
Was or is anyone of you just like me who is a teenager but is unable to have or enjoy a teenager's life because you've got a lot of responsibilities on you? in my case i already have 4 jobs. 2 businesses, a swimming instructor and a midwife and soon to be a nurse. How do you get through it?
3 responses
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
18 May 07
whooh, you must be a hardworking person and I admire you for that. I am lucky that I don't have to work for myself. My parents have been supporting me, so I don't have any problems financially. At times, I am short with the money, but still I don't have to work and I am grateful for that. Good for your that you are able to do those things, you must have much money now huh because you have two businesses and that you are earning already. Good that you can manage all of that.
• Philippines
18 May 07
i also don't have to work actually. my parents can also support me but i enjoy working. anyway, business is a lot more easier to manage than my other 2 jobs because in business, i am my own boss.
@latsmom (824)
17 May 07
I left hoem when I was 14 and ended up in foster care, I myself worked from that age and due to work commitments and having to leave school early to survive I left with hardly any qualifications (this was also down to ill health). I had my first boyfreind from 16 and settled down with him for 8 years in a relationship that after a while I didnt want to be in but thought I needed to. When I was 20 I gave birth to my daughter, and that was when I decided that it was time to live life for me and to show my daughter that you don't have to take the flak from people or because you have not had the best childhood that you should remain unsucassful. I went back to college and studdied law and recieved my paralegal certificate and diploma, I am so proud with what I have achieved and I think that if i had not worked so hard and been through what I had then I would not have achieved as much as I have today. I now live in a 3 bedroomed house with my four year old, been single for 2 years but am proud of my achievements and I know my daughter looks up to me too. Your hard work will pay off for you, just kee looking for that light at the ed of the tunnel. You seem focussed and know what you want and if you continue to work hard it will pay off for you, you will see. x
• Philippines
17 May 07
DId you enjoy your teen life? I mean i enjoy work a lot, thats the reason why i work even if my parents can support for me but do you or have you ever wondered how it was or is like to be normal? Sometimes my young friends (those in my age) invites me to something but then i have got these responsibilities at work. I enjoy them both but i know that my responsibilities comes first than parties, or concerts, etc. But then my friends?
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
17 May 07
(this is a 100% true story) one of my servants who was like you, he was i think about 20-23 years of age, (he had some qualifications but there was no vacancty for him as all the experienced people were needed) he used to work at our house for 8-10 hours, then he had four or five other jobs, he was doing job in many places and didn't had any time for anything else.