My name always made me feel special as a child and it still does.

I remember a woman I met telling me I had such a pretty unique name. I don’t follow Islam anymore but my biological father was a Muslim. I had friends in a muslim school in Brooklyn but I don’t practice the religion at all. I just focus on God and spirituality and not the religion my name links me to. I always felt special because of my name. I would be in my room or even at college and when my professors would say nice things about me it was nice to have positive things said about me but people in the spotlight seem to just have a lot of influence. My blog has about one hundred and sixty or so followers but it seems to actually have bloggers in other countries too. That is cool for me though. I had some really hard experiences early on in life but you know what I thank God that I was able to be resilient. I can’t focus on the past all I have is the present moment. I will cherish the time I have left. I will live more for trying to cease the day. I won’t ever look back.

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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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