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…

Feelin' So Good, but Missing J-Lo

I miss pre-Marc Anthony J-Lo. I know we all have to grow up, but I miss the Fly Girl, Jenny from the Block Jennifer Lopez. The sista could bust a serious move and sang over hard hip-hop beats. A great singer J-Lo is not but I loved her music. Since being Mrs. Marc Anthony and a mom, J-Lo has toned things down.
I'm still celebrating my birthday with some R&R. But I wanted to take a break from my break and post J-Lo's video "Feelin' So Good." I used to bump this song in college when I was getting ready in the morning for class and work. I was part of the 1% black population at UCSD and that was a heavy load to carry along with studies. But this song made me feel extra good about myself and got me through the day. I still play it today. "'Cause not one thing can bring me down. Nothing in this world, gonna turn me round

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