I made my choices

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.

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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!

3 thoughts on “I made my choices”

  1. Love the honesty Ayesha. I do believe it took courage to open up to readers on WordPress.com Great way to let people inside of your life. Proud to say Thanks for the opportunity to get to know you Ayesha !!


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