Sometimes the best thing you can do in life is to learn from your mistakes.

I am a person who has a lived experience with my mental illness. I know through my own life experience that mental illness is difficult. The best thing you can do is find peers that have the same problems with their mental health. For me NAMI was that place. I have volunteered for NAMI for nine years now and I even worked for three years working as a Mentor for a program for students with intellectual disabilities. I wanted to give back to Mercer. I have special brick that has my name on it outside of the student center. Mercer was a school that gave me a small community college experience that was mostly good but I had a bad experiences there when I was stolen from. I enjoyed being a mentor. I know Mercer is having work done on campus 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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