by Sunflower (NY)
I was a 19 year old college student going through a fairly rough/confusing patch. At the time, I was neither financially nor emotionally secure to even consider continuing a pregnancy let alone bring an innocent life into my chaotic world. As difficult as it was then, my decision to abort came from my heart. I am proud to say that I am finishing college with a bachelor’s degree and have big plans for my future.
Though this experience was indescribable and at times unbearable, it was by no means life-defining.
Do not allow it to define you.
I have grown into a stronger, happier, wiser, and more resilient woman.
Like any other traumatic life experience, this is one that is very unique to each person. So its nearly impossible to compare experiences. But one thing I’ve found common among a lot of women whove gone through this is the fact that life does move forward. You grow, you change, and as long as you’re there for yourself– you will live through it.