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

Celebrities with Dancing Experiencing Should Not Compete On 'Dancing with the Stars'

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Dancing with the Stars a celebrity amateur competition ? If so, why have we seen so many figure skaters and pop music stars who know how to dance? There was Mya, Kristi Yamaguchi the dude from 98 Degrees, a Backstreet boy and so on. This season it's Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. She's an excellent dancer, very beautiful and will probably win the glitter globe trophy. But anyone that uses dancing in their career should not be on DWTS. I mean come on! Nicole is out of just about everyone's league. She's going up against people like Niecy Nash and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. There's no competition. Same thing goes for figure skater Evin Lysacek. The man dances on ice for a living. Competitors like Evin and Nicole take away the excitement for me because I know they're a shoe-in from day one.
***SPOILER ALERT*** But who's fun to watch are celebs who grow as dancers, like Pamela Anderson. I had no idea the Baywatch beauty could work dance floor. She was my favorite and I'm bummed she was voted off tonight. I really enjoyed watching her dance. She was graceful, sexy and had rhythm. It was cool to see another side of the pinup girl. No pun intended. I'm really loving Niecy Nash too. Once Niecy Nash is voted off I'm not sure if I'll watch the rest of the competition. I already know who's going to win.

The lineups are unfair. Who are they going to cast next season? Paula Abdul or Usher? If Michael Jackson was still alive the producers would probably invite him to compete too.


  1. I agree with you cocoafly because the show is suppose to be about amatures trying to dance. I like the show, but I'm curious why they continue to choose people where dancing is a part of their career.

  2. I would say I agree but Mya lost last year and that really pissed me off.

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  3. @ Anonymous--Ditto!

    @ Tiffany--Mya lost in a popularity contest. She was up against Donny Osmond. But she was a better dancer. I wonder who will win this year.


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