I chose myself in my early 30s.

I refuse to give other people power letting how they feel about me effect how I feel about me. I buy myself nice clothes when there is a sale. I treat myself a lot of the time. I’m middle class. I have my mental illness. It doesn’t have me. It’s always kind of been a struggle for me in my life. All it took were successes in my 30s. That helped me a lot with gaining confidence in my own abilities. I work part time. I also volunteer with NAMI. I’m looking forward to Christmas and New Year’s day. My 39th birthday is in late January 2020. I am going to enjoy the life I have. I will just keep on living. I don’t want to die. I have a difficult illness too.

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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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