I was born on June 1st, 1983 in Brooklyn, NY USA. New York City…the City that never sleeps. My mother was a single parent and raised me to the best of her ability (along with my grandmother). I was Special Needs and life was very difficult because I was bullied throughout my schooling years because I was “different” , “retarded” “crazy” so I know firsthand the effects of bullying.
As I grew, I involved myself in things I had no business being in and it took many years to get myself out of that lifestyle. I met the father of my now 15 year old son when I as 16. He was much older than me and last time I heard, he was in prison for committing yet another crime. I’ve had no contact with him since 2001 and I pray I never do. My life has not been easy due to the repeated abuse I suffered at the hands of people whom I thought could trust. I will spare the details here, but I can tell you it has had lasting effects (emotionally and mentally).
I eventually placed my son up for adoption because I knew I could not properly care for him, which caused problems between me and my mother. To sum my life up, it’s been one helluva ride. I was born under a dark cloud, and anyone that knows me well know this to be true. But I’ve come out of that cloud stronger than ever. If I could go back in time to change something, I would not. Why? Because those experiences made me into the person that I am today and I’m fine just the way I am.