Your life is the sum of your choices. I remember my childhood it wasn’t the best childhood but I don’t feel like I missed out on anything. I remember many happy days. I was bullied but I did well and I graduated from a 4-year college and I feel fine. I don’t think about it anymore . I remember my mother. I remember my father. I remember my grandmother. I remember my grandfather Randy. I remember my great aunt Elaine. I remember my great aunt Sybil. I remember my great aunt Veronica. I remember my great uncle Johnny who died when I was 12 years old. I remember how nice graduation day was and what an accomplishment that was for me at age 34 in May of 2015. I remember picking up my diploma the following October. I thank God I had the support of my family. I feel good about where I am. Many times I chose to procrastinate but I think you have to choose to say this is what I had. This is how I am honest about what my experience was really like not something that might sound better if you fudge or embellish the truth.
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 41-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