I have been doing better for the past five years. Here is to the present and the future and let’s leave the pain in the past.

I have been doing really well for the past five years. I have been better. I have been a better version of myself and I have been enjoying my life. I am not where I want to be but thank God I’m not where I used to be. I’m studying the driver manual to prepare me to take and pass the Permit test so that I can get driving lessons and practice driving. I cannot wait to get a car of my own. My mom said my step dad Neil will buy me a new car. I appreciate Neil for that and for picking up my medication yesterday. We are a family my parents and my grandmother and aunts and uncles and cousins. I realize my mother and I need Neil and could not get along well without him. How’s that for a reflection…(Neil is my “difficult other”).

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TheAyeshaSite

I am a Black Guyanese woman in my 30s. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 36-credit Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Sciences since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's writer course. I love reading memoirs and I do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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