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…

Do Something for YOU! Listen to Carlos Santana, Sing, Dance, WORK IT!

Jenee/Cocoa Fly is hanging out at the
Carlos Santana Concert at the House of Blues in Las Vegas
Photo by CocoaFly

One of the best concerts I've been to is Santana at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The House of Blues is in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on the Vegas strip. Oh. My. Oh. MY I had so much fun! And Carlos Santana still got IT.  When I'm at home and I need to pick up my spirits or I want to dance, I throw on Carlos Santana. His guitar takes my body all over the living room. And especially when I play "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas. By the end of the song I'm sweating and feeling great. One time I was listening to Smooth on the BART train. I thought to myself, boy if there weren't people on this train and camera phones, I would get turnt up. LOL

I know people are going back to school but summer is still here. The sun is out. The weather is still warm/hot/scorching, depending where you live. Get some good music into your soul. Go to a concert in the park. Do the Nae Nae and Cupid Shuffle at your family barbecue. Heck, do it in the den with your family. Sing at a karaoke bar. Play some good music, roll the windows down in your car, and just cruise.

Have a great weekend and celebrate life!

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