Kayla may be on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant but that doesn’t mean she considers herself a teen. Anymore, anyway.
We got to talk to tonight’s featured gURL earlier today and she fessed up that being a mom and being a teen are mutually exclusive things, even if technically, you’re still a teenager. “There’s really no balancing the two.”
What else did this gURL have to say about being a mom and why she’s optimistic about her future?
Read on for gURL’s exclusive interview with Kayla!
Hey Kayla! Nice to meet you! So, why’d you get involved with 16 & Pregnant??
From the very first time that I watched the show I was instantly addicted. I don’t know what it was, I just loved it. I remember the first time I watched Farrah’s episode and she was getting her epidural; I remember screaming out to my mom who was in the next room, “Oh my gosh mom! I am never having kids!” Little did I know that I was already pregnant. A few days later I applied.
Wow! That’s a crazy coincidence! So why did you think it was right for you to do?
When I first found out that I was pregnant, I was scared and felt alone. But watching the episodes made me feel better. I thought my story would be different and that maybe another teen mom or expecting teen would watch my show and relate and not feel so lonely.
So what do you do to not feel so lonely?
I still hang out with my friends some, but normally it is a dinner date, and Rylan tags along. Sometimes I miss hanging out with my friends and I’ll tell myself that it is okay, that even adult mothers have a break, but I feel guilty leaving Rylan, but I think all mother’s deserve a break to go out and have some fun.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve had to give up since getting pregnant?
I had to give up being a teenager to be an adult, basically. All my life I wanted to grow up and be an adult and now I just want life to slow down a little.
What would you tell a teenager that wants to be a teen mom?
I would tell them to wait!! Please wait. Yes being a mother is a wonderful gift, but you have plenty of time to be a mother. Worry about being a teen while you can.
Can you imagine yourself as a teen mom? Can you relate to her? What advice would you offer Kayla to help her not feel so alone? Shout Out in the comments below.
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