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

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Betty White ROCKS Saturday Night Live

Actress Betty White arrives as a guest for the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World gala in New York

The only woman who would cause my no DVR-owning self to stay home on a Saturday night is Betty White. And it was worth it because she was hilarious on Saturday Night Live. That was the funniest SNL I've seen in a long time. Betty White is 88 1/2 and still has star power. A campaign on Facebook made her SNL hosting dreams come true. My favorite skit was the NPR-spoof muffin skit. White played a guest muffin baker on a radio food show. She was talking about her "muffin". Boy, they just rode with that one. One of the hosts asked if there was a cherry in the muffin and White said, "My muffin hasn't had a cherry since 1939." LOL! White was edgy and just pure funny. Not only did she host a full-hour live show at the age of 88, but according to the Boston Globe she raked in the highest ratings for SNL since Tina Fey played Sarah Palin during the 2008 elections. Go' head Betty! I can't wait to watch her in TV Land's new sitcom Hot In Cleveland. I've loved White in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls and do you remember Mama's Family? That was my show! Shout out to my fly Baby Boomers who remember White from the game show Password. So, I'm sure she'll shine in this one too. Jay Z was the musical guest. Dedicating his performance of "Forever Young" was right on. If you haven't seen SNL it's worth going on to watch it. Keep flying high Betty White!

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  1. I love Betty White. As much as I loved her on Mary Tyler Moore and Mama's Family, she will always be Rose Nylund to me. I think I've seen every episode of Golden Girls (and know all of the words to the theme song). That show was classic.

  2. She's so funny. I missed the episode I look forward to the rerun.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  3. You can catch it online too Tiffany if you can't wait.


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