I discovered self love in my 30s.

Sometimes people tell us things about ourselves that makes us feel like we’re not as valued or likeable or even attractive or beautiful. I had a rough childhood and adolescence. I know it wasn’t anyone else’s fault but I managed to be resilient and really like myself. Sometimes people say things they like about me but I know my opinion of myself is pretty high. I feel good about the person I am. I have goals and I’m taking steps to achieve my goals. I am thirty nine years old but my age is just a number. I know I can still do things. I volunteer at NAMI and that keeps me busy. I’m going to be finishing my course with The Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut.  I am happy to be more than halfway through my course. I will get a special diploma but I’m not sure if there’s a ceremony or anything. I love writing for kids. I’d recommend the course too. The course gets over 95% approval from students like me who took it.

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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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