God has the last word: Remember that!

When I was growing up I was not a happy little black girl. I was often bullied by older kids and bullied by kids my age. I have no regrets. There’s nothing I would change though because I like my life and I have a lot going for me. Harvard Extension School is encouraging me to come to Harvard to get my Master in Liberal Arts degree in Creative Writing and Lit. I am 36 years old, I’m African American and people say “wow Ayesha really likes herself”. I’m a woman like any other woman but my race is a factor in my life. I love my life. I volunteer with NAMI Mercer in different ways. I’m taking the WRAP class for the third time. Last night was our first class. We meet once a week on Wednesdays at 6pm and we end at 8:30pm at the NAMI Mercer center. I filled out the Pre-WRAP survey. I put my name on it. I have to remember to fill out the Post-WRAP survey and to do the same thing on our last night of WRAP sometime in late-April. I believe in myself that’s how I know there is a God. I’m not perfect nobody is, but I feel like I deserve the best that life has to offer. I am going to get my second BA in Early Childhood Education and then I’m going to find a part time job as a Kindergarten teacher. I love and accept myself! I don’t want to be anyone else. I feel like God approved of me so I can go ahead and approve of myself. I want to promote how awesome I am! Self love isn’t against God’s plan for my life. I love my Mentor job too! I will remember my Mentor job at Mercer fondly as something I was able to do on a part time basis in my mid-late 30s. I work on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mercer.

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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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