Self acceptance: what a gift from my Creator!

I’ve never been a popular person. All of my life I have never had more than a few supportive friends since I was a little girl. Somehow despite this being true about being me, being Ayesha Karim, being who I am this doesn’t bother me at all. You would think that would make me feel less good than other people but I feel good about myself and hold on to self love, self expression and self awareness. I don’t feel better than anyone else and I don’t feel worse like some people do. I have a positive outlook on life and I believe in being kind to others. I can remember how difficult my adolescent years were despite the fact that I had parents that really cared about me and support me even now at age 36. My parents don’t have perfect lives but my mom is a nurse and a midwife. She’ has had an amazing career and my step dad worked for the government since he married my mom when I was ten years old. They started dating when I was like eight or nine years old. Neil is trying to see if he can get me benefits from his 25 years working for SSA. I thought that was such a nice gesture Neil made and if they accept the application he filled out that I electronically signed yesterday I will receive more money. I’ll probably have $200 plus more dollars in my SSDI check I get on the 3rd of every month. Now I have to start managing my money. Thank you Neil!

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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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