Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

Heather Headley Goes Gospel


Happy Sunday Chicas. Thank you to everyone for reading my blog. I've received great feedback and I appreciate the support. Please feel free to make comments and start discussion.

Singer Heather Headley is back with a new set of love songs. This time she's singing about her love for the Lord. Her first gospel album "Audience of One" just hit stores over a week ago. If you look at the album cover to the left, you can't tell it's a gospel album. I read that some of her fans were caught off guard when they purchased her CD and noticed the music wasn't secular. I listened to snippets and the songs are beautiful. The album doesn't have that Southern church, choir rockin', Bible thumpin' sound. It's mainly a collection of slow, angelic medleys. They're the kind of songs that you play when life is going so fast and you need to go to a quiet space in your soul and just say, "Thank you Lord." Headley's gospel roots come from growing up in Trinidad where her dad was a preacher. She says she learned how to sing in her dad's one-room church.

Heather Headley has a beautiful voice but she doesn't get the mainstream attention she deserves. I don't know if it's because she doesn't have "the look" or because her music isn't about shaking her butt in the club. Regardless, the sista can sing. Check out a live performance of her first single "I Wish."





Photo Credit:EMI Gospel

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