God amazes me.

I actually feel good about myself despite the way others perceive me. I feel good when I receive compliments. It helps me to feel better about myself. I may not get a lot of compliments but when I do get compliments they boost my self esteem and brighten my day. When someone like me who was bullied and made fun of as a child I always remind myself that I’m good too. I’m just as good as anyone else. People try to push my buttons. I thought of the cool photo taken of me by a photographer that took a few photos of me over the years at The Harvest of Hope conference and also for the Messenger newsletter NAMI published over the years while I was a volunteer and consumer. I am a kind and caring person too. I can appreciate my life now that I’m in my 30s. I feel like with this blog I’m able to stand out. I was made to be who I am. I learned to accept myself. I’m a person who has always kind of gotten teased or bullied by small minded people but I am also very proud to be a black woman too. I just appreciate the people who gave me opportunities I would not have otherwise had to shine. I recently celebrated my 39th birthday.

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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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