Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings 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

Wendy Williams
The New Daytime Diva

Are ya'll hooked like I am? I love, love LOVE "The Wendy Williams Show." Hollywood should have given this sista a talk show years ago. But better late than never. Wendy's show is fun, juicy and real. I can't get enough of the celebrity gossip in her Hot Topics segment. The pink and leopard print stage is a girly-girl's heaven. Inviting her co-hosts, the studio audience, to give input on Hot Topics was a smart move. It gives the show a community feel. And Wendy keeps it real about herself. Wigs, hot flashes, plastic surgery --the girl is not afraid to be herself and I love it! Tuesday she broke down and cried during her "Ask Wendy" segment when an audience member wanted advice on her weight issues. Wendy spoke on her current struggle with weight and how she has learned to embracie her tall frame.
Daytime TV Wendy is different from shock-jock radio Wendy. A lot of people criticized her raw radio program "The Wendy Williams Experience." Stars like Method Man and Will Smith have accused her of starting rumors and stirring the pot so to speak. Don't forget her notorious interview with Whitney Houston back in 2003. But it appears she's left her raw-radio style behind. Well, most of her raw style. Wendy's still on top of the gossip, but not ripping into celebrities as much. I'm happy for Wendy because having a show was a dream of hers and I can tell she's enjoying every minute. From the diva fan to the fly clothes she wears daily, fans are enjoying every minute with her.

Wendy Williams' television show is going to catapult her career big time. I predict she's going to gain some serious, serious star power. Wendy, rock those blond wigs all the way to the bank sista. Oh and by the way. Girl, how you doin'?