I will miss my maternal grandma.

Yesterday I lost my grandma. I will miss her. She and I did a lot of bonding while she visited our home. We live in a really nice home. I have gratitude for the relative ease in my life. I know my grandma was born in the 1920s. I have the ambition to become a children’s author. I have goals set for myself. I believe in God. God gave me a positive outlook. I try to be good to other people. I know not everybody is nice but I focus on how nice most of the people are. It is good to connect with other people in a group setting. I try hard to do more and to not isolate myself. I like group therapy better than one on one therapy. I was supernaturally healed by God one day when I least expected it God gave me a miracle. I didn’t feel safe as a child around certain family members. I had a cousin who stole from my mom a lot when I was a child. She and I spoke on the phone but it hurt me a lot that she would steal from my mom. I try to let go of the past. All I could think of was sharing a poem I wrote today to share at her funeral. I have this cute little black dress I have never worn to grandma’s funeral.

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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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