I strongly believe that for good or for ill life takes successes and failures to make the person.

I know my life was not ideal. I went through difficult days in the past but I believe it took my successes as well as my failures to make me the person I am today. I had dreams I wasn’t able to realize. I had good experiences that were good in my 30s and I started to like myself more. I got critiques from people around me since I was a child. I think of my biological parents and my grandmother’s sisters who have passed on that told me they were so proud of me when I graduated from NJCU. I didn’t have good enough grades for graduate school but I was able to finish school and get my Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. I had dreams of becoming a writer. It’s hard to get into MFA programs but I applied to six MFA programs. I didn’t get in. Most of my life I wrote poetry and also kept journals. I even have a memoir that is over 225 pages. It’s something I am very proud of.  The experience of being nominated and nominating other people for blogger awards made me feel more a part of the blogging community and less isolated and alone. I try to socialize more in social settings and I have NAMI the organization I became a part of back in my mid-late 20s. I’m working on my self. I read a lot too. I don’t watch TV. I am online most of the time. I couldn’t tell you why but TV is something I never really liked but I think TV actors are cool.

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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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