Monday, November 30, 2009

My Birthday Reflections 2009...Part II (with pics & video)

I have run out of adjectives to describe how great November 21, 2009 turned out to be. This post is an attempt to share with my blog family how wonderful this day was. It started out with a theater call at 10:30 that morning. The cast always gathers with a prayer on stage and this time we also had a "Happy Birthday" song to yours truly. I enjoyed every second of it.

Silliness at dress rehearsal on Thursday and Friday:

Broke in my new camera behind the scenes.
The percussionist I mentioned earlier:

After the show - Salsa band was entertaining the crowd:

The birthday cake and Salsa were fabulous:

We got in a few Ruedas (A Cuban style of Salsa):

Thanks to my friend I also have a short clip of Salsa dancing with one of my instructors. He kept me and another one of my Salsera sistergirls moving through a few songs :-)

For my first party it was absolutely beyond words. These are just a few snapshots of the fun had by all during the day. I have photos of genuine laughter and smiles that I will cherish for years to come. I thank God for the gift of choosing great friends and allowing me to attract wonderful people. My signature drink the "KC" purple Martini was a hit and yes, I had my fair share ;-)

As I woke up on Sunday morning to rush off to my friend's birthday brunch and spend time with my family who came from out of town I felt an unbelievable sense of love, accomplishment and pure joy. For all of those things, I will eternally be grateful...

Peace & Blessings...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Birthday Reflections 2009

I try to sit back on every birthday and reflect on the year. Each year is monumental to me but this year I celebrate my birthday doing things I never thought I would do.

I start my birthday as a performer and entertainer. A desire I never thought I would actually get a chance to fulfill and here I am on the other side of 30 on stage and enjoying every minute with people I like to be around.

This year I am also celebrating by throwing myself a birthday party. This party is a first for me, so I am nervous and excited at once. But the plan is to enjoy each moment as it comes and dance my ass off. I have a hot new dress, new boots and new ballroom shoes to get my Salsa on!!! I plan to be dragged off the dance floor kicking and screaming ;-) After a 2 hour show and dancing at the party I'm not sure I'll be able to walk for a few days but I plan to have fun wearing out my legs.

This year I have found roots that help me keep my sanity in a world where you are destined to go insane. I have found different levels of love with friends and fam that make me appreciate who I am and the struggles that it took to get me there. I am finally comfortable in my own skin and I am told that it shows when I walk into a room.

This year I have built a solid foundation. This year I have worked on finding ME and I can finally see who she is, what she wants and what she needs. This year I have reclaimed myself, the woman I am and the woman I am destined to become. It has not been easy and it has not been without dissapointment, heartache, headache, sadness, loneliness and the occassional tears.

Now that I have my foundation and I have found myself, maybe next year true love will find me? Even if it doesn' has been one hell of a ride!!!

I have chosen to not sit it out and let the world pass me by. My choice is to participate. Hopefully, I will always choose to dance...

Peace & Blessings...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Storm Breaker...How I Learned to Mind My Own Business

Man, I should have started doing Storm Breakers a long time ago. My job is serving up umlimited amounts of stress and my birthday is not coming fast enough! Life is exhausting right now. A perfect day for a Storm Breaker and this was forwarded to me via email on a day I really needed it. My friends are straight fools...I truly love them!

How I Learned to Mind My Own Business

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all of the patients were outside shouting "13...13...13..."

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks,so I looked through to see what was going on. Somebody poked me in the eye with a stick!

Then they all started shouting "14...14...14..."

Like I friends are straight fools ;-)

Peace & Blessings...