I realize now that trauma affects a person’s life in ways not always easy to identify. I was a stressed out emotional eater for years.

For years I ate emotionally. It wasn’t until I had put on a lot more weight that I thought I have to find a way to eat less. My medications made me hungry and drowsy. I wasn’t always as aware as I am now. God found me one day and my life changed. A peace that surpassed my understanding washed over me and I discovered that God had been walking with me all this time. I never limit God anymore. God is just so much bigger than the boxes we put him in. I feel more connected now that I have accepted that I can’t always assume that everyone will feel the same way I do. I started appreciating my life but also thinking about how I can help others too. I have done a lot of volunteer work over the years and I will always appreciate people in my life that support me in any way. I don’t have a lot of supporters but I am also 39 years old now. I am trying to finish up my course but the library may or may not be open. I am working on finishing up my course with The Institute of Children’s Literature. I am getting close to finishing up my course. I am going to revise a previous assignment next and then I’ll be close to finishing up the final assignments. I need to just chill while this coronavirus pandemic is going on. I will still try to have structure in my day. If the library is open I may spend the morning there. I thank God for my parents and their support 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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