I now power down the internet and my TV by 11 pm.

Eleven p.m. is lights out in my house so I go to bed then and I put my head on my pillow and close my eyes and sleep. Sleep is my biggest trigger. If I don’t sleep it throws me off. I can’t function without being able to sleep 11 pm at night until 6 or 7 am. I feel rested even if I sleep until 7 am. I don’t like to take naps but I need to be able to get my beauty sleep. I know sleep is important to my health. I am at a partial care program right now called Hampton and I like it there. I feel happy to be waking up in time to get the van that comes to take me to program and to cook myself a breakfast too.

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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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