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…

Happy July 4th!


I hope you had an amazing 4th of July. Mine was very chill and I spent it with good friends. Remember that not everyone was free on the 4th of July. African Americans were still enslaved and Native Americans were fighting to survive. I know people don't like hearing the hard truth but I love this country. We can heal if we face the past and remember it so doesn't repeat again. 

Our Miss USA is all kinds of beautiful at the 4th of July parade in our nation's capitol. Have a good week! 


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