Life as a teen mom of two can’t be easy for McKayla Adkins of TLC‘s Unexpected. Things don’t seem to be going smoothly for McKayla on the show. The show is a little bit behind the stars’ lives. Recently, the show documented the birth of McKayla’s second child, Gracelynn. Gracelynn is now eight months old.
In a recent YouTube video, McKayla revealed that she is dealing with some tough things. In the video, she says, “I have been very unhappy….I’ve been depressed for a little bit now. I’ve been bouncing around on different medications for my anxiety and depression.”
Then, she talks about quitting college. Right now, she is pursuing a career in nursing. She says,
“School has just been a lot. Nobody really told me how much would be taken out of me. People said that this school I’m going to was going to be hard, and it’s going to be pretty much sucking the life out of me, but with two kids, it’s sucking the life out of me even more. I just feel like I’m not giving my kids the attention they need.”
Then, the Unexpected mom adds, “I don’t have time for myself. I don’t have time for literally anything. I go to school, I come home, I study. I’m probably going to have to drop out and get a job, and then go back to college when my kids are older and can understand why mommy’s not around. Because right now they don’t understand…They’re just, like, ‘Mommy’s not around.’ And they’re going to get attached to other people, and that scares me.”
Unexpected star McKayla Adkins uses YouTube as a platform
YouTube is a popular platform for people of all ages to post videos to. McKayla uses Youtube to make videos to keep Unexpected fans in the loop. In her recent video, the young TLC star says that YouTube is a source of income for her.
She explains her financial status and says, “I might not be in college for much longer for the simple fact that right now I’m not really making any money because I don’t have time for Youtube, which, as most of you guys know, Youtube is my job. And I just don’t have time for it any more. So I haven’t been making videos, which means I’m broke pretty much. And I need a job, whether it’s Youtube, whether it’s actually going out and getting job, which I’m applying to a few places today.”
Over the past two years, Unexpected star McKayla has been regularly sharing updates via YouTube. In her first video, she explains what it was like to find out that she was 16 and pregnant. Her videos include Q&As, makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, and teen mom life updates.
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