I feel a sense of accomplishment now that I am older.

I feel very comfortable in my own skin now that I’m older. The change in me didn’t really take long I was in my early 30s. I remember things that I experienced early in life having to do with bullying as a little eight year old or nine year old black girl. I know God is with me. I release all of the older bullies that didn’t like me or said all these negative things about me. My 30s was really my best decade yet. I was able to smile in the mirror put on my black cherry Revlon lipstick and say to myself I like myself just the way I am. When my significant other looks into my eyes and says “honey you’re just as pretty and such a kind person too” I smile back and we have a special moment just the two of us.

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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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