A teen mom tells her story of raising her son and herself. Your teenage years are a time for figuring out what you believe in and who you are. It’s a time to rebel against authority and ask a lot of questions. Later, in your twenties, you learn how to pay bills, manage the workplace, follow a spiritual path, and try to set boundaries with your family, friends, and lovers. Naturally, we also bump up against our own limitations and do things that are silly, careless, and downright dangerous. At least I did. That is, before I had to grow up and fast.