My name is Mary Alvarez. I�m 18 years old and I have a beautiful son who I named Eric. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. I want to educate myself so that I could get a good profession that would help me support my son. Nursing is what I chose to do in life. I would love to be a nurse and I know that I am going to accomplish this goal. Things are very hard for me here in high school. I have to take Eric with me to school and it is hard. I go to University Heights High school. This school is located in Bronx community college campus. This campus has very long stairs that you have to go up in the main entrance. I have to go up this stairs every single morning with the baby and the stroller. This makes it hard for me to go to school. Another thing that is hard for me is to get up in the morning to go to school. It is hard because Eric its only six months old and at this age babies don�t sleep at all. This means that Eric won�t let me sleep at night. I have to be up all day playing with him and at night when I try to get some rest he doesn�t let me. When he does go to sleep he wakes up during the night. I hope that when he gets older he would let me sleep some more.

    Going to school and staying home to play with my son is what I do on a daily basis. Sometimes I go out on Saturdays or Sundays, but it is very weird when I do go out. I rather stay home with Eric and enjoy this period of time. They only get to be at this age once in life. I hope that when he gets older he would let me sleep some more.