If I could go back and take it back I would do it in a heartbeat.
No Kidding. I was 16 years old, and kept waiting until I felt it was the right time. I was starting to have friends who's parents wouldn't allow them to talk to me anymore because I wasn't baptised yet. My mother hit me with "you know you can't get married until you've been baptised at least a year" and you know thats all a sister really has to look forward to. But the kicker was my dad promising to buy me a car if I got baptised, so I could pioneer of course. So, It became the right time.
I was baptised by a brother who I had looked up to all my life, and that the was the best part of it. I got no presents, my family didn't make a big deal out of it, and I felt pretty rotten about the whole thing. My D/A sister had tried to warn me before hand. She told me that once I got baptised, they would have a say so in everyhting I did from that day on, but I wanted that car, so I didn't listen.
Later, even the one happy thing about that day was ruined when I learned that the afore mentioned brother had been caught for having sex with the wives of his bible studies. He was never disfellowshipped though, and is still an elder. Go figure.
BTW, I didn't mean to highlight this whole post and I can't figure out how to make it go away. Sorry if I gave anyone a headache.