I have a little shine of my own.

Rarely do I talk about other people’s lives. My life is a good life. I will continue to appreciate my life. If I appreciate what I have and not ask for more but also get in touch with God as my source and not even my parents or my friends or my family I can choose to be good to myself and not judge myself either. I want to keep my self image healthy. I can’t and don’t want to get in a bad relationship that is not good for me. I always like to stay in touch with my friends and my family. Possibilities open up when you have friends. You always need to thank people who support you. I want to be appreciative of things others do for me that are kind or nice. I also try to keep reassuring myself that I am nice too. I feel good about myself even despite people not being as thrilled about me. The moment I chose myself my life changed. I had been bullied a lot as a child in school about my color and the way I looked but now that I am older I choose to accept myself as I am. I don’t want to change. I know God is in the details too. I had been feeling so sad and down one day in my early twenties and a peace washed over my soul and spirit. In that moment my whole life changed. I slept better for my 30s more than I ever have since I was a little girl. I know people who have a really difficult illness like mine can get better too. They just have to take steps but they can be treated.

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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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