I started liking my life even if it’s not perfect.

I appreciate my life. Sometimes all of the things that glitter about other people’s lives cause us to feel like they seem to have everything because they have all of these things I don’t have. They seem to be the ones that have what seems to be everything. I have this renewed appreciation for my own life. Once I started to like myself again after I wrote my eighteen-page memoir “Tale of three half-sisters” as a part of my Advanced Seminar: Memoir Workshop class with Dr. Giunta. She is such a sweet kind person and she had conferences with me in her office and shared things with me giving me advice about how to write a memoir. She supported me and took me seriously as a writer. I admire her so much. She’s Sicilian American and taught at NJCU for over twenty years. I was so happy and so impressed with the way she teaches her memoir writing workshop classes at NJCU. I’m happy to be one of her former students and she’s coming back to NJCU in January 2020.

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TheAyeshaSite

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!

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