A tidbit from something I’ve been working on:
As the only child of a single mom, I learned very early on that I had to be able to fend for myself when needed, which led to the development of my independent nature that sometimes borders on stubbornness. I was mostly around adults and so, in a way, I grew up faster than my peers and I learned how to be resourceful. This upbringing has been great for my university studies and career, but not so much for my social life. This upbringing also meant that I was completely blindsided when I entered high school.