I became myself or maybe I should say I am becoming myself. I love my dark brown eyes and my black hair. I love myself. I believe God created me and black people from mud. It’s my favorite word in the entire English language. I know my mother is dealing with difficulty too. I wish her happiness and more friendships. For myself I wish what already is mine self acceptance, peace, love and Joy! I have a poem coming out in the May NAMI Mercer newsletter and I couldn’t be happier. That is what I wanted to become a poet and a writer particularly a memoir writer and a blogger. I also am taking the course that Holly Loveday told me about. The course is going so well. I have to work on an assignment this month and I have jottings for the next assignments basically another writing idea. We have 10 assignments for the course and a heading template that they encourage us to use and I am working on Assignment 4. I started writing poetry in the 5th grade and here I am a 36 year old woman and poet. I will write poems when I’m in my 40s and 50s.
I am a Black Guyanese woman in my late 30s. 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 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! View all posts by TheAyeshaSite