Marina’s Words : Resilient Nurturing Confident
Marina’s Story :
When I turned the page on the chapter of my life called Single Parent, it was a plot twist I wasn’t expecting.
The narrative that I had carefully crafted for my future lay in ruins.
When I tried to skip to the end- “you know, the “happily ever after” part?” All of the pages were blank.
It took all of my strength to rewrite each day, trying to figure out how to be a low income, pregnant, single parent without losing myself.
Turns out, I’m lucky to have had a lot of support.
All of the women in my life: my phenomenal friends, my inspiring mother, my compassionate prenatal doctors and my exceptional councilor all helped me come to a realization.
That only I could rewrite my story.
So I worked every day, carrying forward lessons from the earlier chapters until the plot was clear.
With love and guidance, I rebuilt my life.
I bore a daughter, raised a son, built a career, and realized I was enough.