“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”

There is a poem by poet Langston Hughes called Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. I really like the poem. I know many people think certain people have an easier life than they do. It’s easy to not appreciate your blessings in life. The successes I’ve had in life really humbled me. Cool people I’ve gotten to connecting with on WordPress and also through my years of volunteer work at NAMI. Never get so complacent that you bite the hand that feeds you or forget the people in your life that encourage you, compliment you, and support you. The kindness you show people say more about you than anything in life. You don’t necessarily have to focus on the job that will bring you the most money. Choose your job based on what you love and are passionate about, and the recognition will be the icing on the cake. Money doesn’t necessarily equate to happiness. Some of the poorest people in spirit are rich, wealthy people who have every comfort and everything handed to them that’s why I chose my job based on recognition I get from the community. My first job in a long time was mentoring at my alma mater Mercer County Community College where I got my associate’s degree in May of 2007. I wanted to give back to Mercer as an alumna. I have an alumna success story 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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