I am seventeen years old and I am striving to make it in a world of adults. I made some mistakes when I was fourteen and ended up getting pregnant. During the nine months I was pregnant I had a loooonnnnng time to think things through. I decided I did not want to be that 26 year old woman on welfare with eight kids. After my daughter was born, I started home school. I graduated at sixteen and I started going to the Art Institute of Atlanta for Culinary Arts. Note I live in an apartment that I rent with MY money. Nobody helps me. I originally started for a Bachelor's degree but it was costing me too much. Now an Associates degree is costing too much. I am almost done with school, just two more quarters left ( 4-5 months) and I need some money for tuition badly. I'll appreciate every single penny.