My 20s were Sleepless for the most part. In my 30s however I can actually sleep most nights each week.

I am healing myself in my 30s because put simply getting sleep is restoring me to health. I sleep so well in my 30s that it’s a gift from God. Hallelujah for Sleep at Night! Thank you Jesus for sleep. I remember I was about to snap one day after there was backlash from the white clients about the poetry I shared at the 2012 AAMH Client Awards. I still remember Shumayl asking me if I would be interested in sharing my poetry at the 2012 AAMH Client Awards. I still remember Joy too. Joy used to be my counselor when I attended the program. I remember Joy choosing what poems I should share and the Langston Hughes poem I shared The Negro Speaks of Rivers along with two of my own poems I wrote in the Poetry group at program. I was about to snap and a supernatural peace washed over me. I almost burst into tears one day at program but the peace that washed over me let me know God was with me in all my pain and difficulty. I know God walks with me. I am never alone and I can sleep too! I sleep almost every night of the week. Sometimes I wake up at 4am or 5am suddenly but I usually am able to go back to sleep until 7am or 8am.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA 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 Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also 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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