From her struggle with drug addiction to her ongoing custody battle with her mother, the 25-year-old has overcome tremendous hurdles over the years. And the mother-of-three took to Instagram on Thursday, April 27 to celebrate how far she’s come.
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My mornings now compared to 5 years ago is really eye opening. Family is everything to me and always will be. Where I was years ago compared to now, I look back on everything and think "holy shit, I made it." I hope everyone can watch the series and see my journey and learn from it. Thanks for continuing to watch my life, hope I entertained you the past 7/8 years. 🏡🙌🏻 #FamilyFirst #FamilyAlways #Blood #Ohana
“My mornings now compared to [five] years ago is really eye opening,” she wrote in the caption. “Family is everything to me and always will be. Where I was years ago compared to now, I look back on everything and think ‘holy sh-t, I made it.’”
The raven-haired beauty has taken many steps to give her life a fresh start. From building a home with her new beau to working on her health and fitness regiment, Jenelle has made a 180 from where she was on the early days of the show.
“I hope everyone can watch the series and see my journey and learn from it,” she encouraged. “Thanks for continuing to watch my life, hope I entertained you the past [seven or eight] years.”
Though Jenelle certainly won’t be reliving her past, she is writing a tell-all memoir documenting the struggles she’s faced in her life.
Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom will be available for purchase on July 25 and will showcase a side of the reality star that wasn’t seen on the show.
“My book will put into perspective how I was brought up and raised. Gives everyone my point of view. Everyone will understand me now,” she said of the memoir, which is a collection of her diary entries over the years.
It’s clear Jenelle is really working hard — you go girl!
Scroll through the gallery below to see what the rest of the Teen Mom girls look like then and now!