I now see my successes as something to really celebrate.

This year I had my 39th birthday and it was a happy one. This blog of mine made it one of the happiest birthdays I had in a long time. I am more true to myself now that I am older. I never had an experience quite like this one. I thank God for the successes I had in my 30s. I am a 39 year old lady now. I have to woman up. I am never going to really be able to change even stupid mistakes of my past. I am a volunteer and I was employed part time for a few years but I hope to be able to just become a children’s book author and I will be taking the Praxis Core exam again. Once I pass the reading portion of the test I have two essays to do and forty multiple choice questions. They gave us an overview of the test. I was given advice to take one part of the test at a time. There is reading, writing and math. I know I can pass the reading and I studied for an hour this morning. I am also reading L is for Lion by Annie Lanzillotto.

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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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