Thursday, October 28, 2010

The 'Why' Behind it All

There are so many times when we ask "why."

Why did this happen to me?

Why am I here?

Why did that not work out?

We ask the "why" to try to gain understanding. To make sense of the non-sense that is happening around us. And we often become frustrated waiting on the answer while trying to understand the process. Struggling with where we are in relation to where we want to be. We forget that God knows what He is doing even when we do not. We forget that sometimes we are so busy wanting and trying to have the things that are not meant for us that we taking ourselves farther away from the path we should be walking.

I am beyond guilty of this.

I wanted someone who did not want me. Who wanted to play with my emotions and fulfill his needs. I wanted a better job with better pay when I was exactly where I needed to be to meet the people I needed to meet. I kept putting my bright ideas on hold while struggling to fulfill dreams other people had for me. I know I will never be a VP in corporate America. I know this because I have zero interest in obtaining those goals, that is not my dream for myself.

My dreams are slowly unfolding themselves to me in a way that is undeniable. My dreams and the 'why' I am in this moment is becoming clear to me. I walked the long way to my destination because I needed to clean out the old to make room for the new. I needed the confidence and contacts that I lacked while pursuing someone else's dream for me.

I am getting to the answer on my 'why' - are you getting to yours?

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Introducing...The NEW Venture!!!

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Herman Cain

I have been told numerous times that I need to find something I enjoy doing. I need to find the thing that makes me happy, that I would do free and then find a way to get paid doing it. I have been 'working' full time since I was fifteen years old and I have finally found it.

I am beyond myself to introduce my newest entrepreneurial venture. Follow us on Facebook or Blogger or Twitter. Stalk us PLEASE!!! This company was destined to be in existence. There were people who encouraged me without knowing it, people who told me I was on the right track without knowing I was working on a company that would do exactly what they were complaining about.

I have managed to combine all of my hobbies and the things I love to do. By divine intervention I have combined my love of event planning, great music and wonderful dancing to birth a company that truly makes me happy.

I often wondered why I was meeting so many people who had diverse occupations, careers and love of the arts.

Now I know.

I know each of these people were placed in my path for specific reason and each of them are more than happy to help me succeed. Every person I reached out to offered to help me without hesitation and for that I am truly thankful.

I am thankful that I waited out the misery to find the 'why' I took the long path to my destination. Hopefully, you will also join me in this wonderful journey. I have two events in the works and working on a proposal for a third. Follow me in one of the social networking sites to stay updated and hopefully attend a few events.

Trust me when I say you do NOT want to miss any of them and I would say that even if this was NOT my company ;-) There are big things in the works and I plan to enjoy each and every one of them.

God is awesome! (and so is my Dream Team :)

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Storm Breaker... Special Church Announcement

This Storm Breaker comes from one of my favorite Salseros. I read it via text message and burst out laughing. I normally do not post Storm Breakers so close together but since this one is rather *clears throat* time sensitive, I thought I better post it now. It made me laugh every time I thought about it.

Church Announcements

Special Church Announcement - Effective IMMEDIATELY the choir will no longer be allowed to sing HE TOUCHED ME on Sunday morning - Sincerely, Bishop Long

I've been quiet on this whole scandal BUT - come on! You KNOW that was funny as all hell!!!! I was KILLING myself ;-) WHEW!!!! (still wiping tears of laughter and trying to catch my breath)

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Storm Breaker...Giving Up Wine

Another Storm Breaker from one of my silly friends ...Enjoy!!!

Giving up Wine

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner. I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, 'If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?'

'No, I had to stop drinking years ago,' the homeless woman told me.

'Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?' I asked.

'No, I don't waste time shopping,' the homeless woman said. 'I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.'

'Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?' I asked.

'Are you NUTS!' replied the homeless woman. 'I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!'

'Well,' I said, 'I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.'

The homeless Woman was shocked. 'Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.'

I said, 'That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.'

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tired, Content but Happy

These past few weeks have been extremely busy and my body is mad at me. My weekend started on Friday night with my first official performance with my Salsa performance group. As first performances go, it went okay with two minor hiccups. Not a great performance but it was not bad either. C'est la vie.

After the performance we quickly changed clothes and walked down a few blocks to grab a bite to eat before dancing until my feet and legs said 'no mas!' I met a few new people and danced a wicked cha-cha with a white guy in cowboy boots. Yep, I said cowboy boots and he was jammin! My best dance of the night :)

Saturday I started all over again with a Tango/Salsa infusion class and a Puerto Rican on 2 class. Loved the Tango class and incorporated a few new moves in my freestyle Salsa. After class, I had a business meeting (still working on that business idea) and grabbed more food before going home to shower and return to dance the night away. Met a few more new people, danced with the ones from the night before and absorbed the atmosphere. You never know who you will bump into. Met people from Florida, Boston, New York, Texas and North Carolina. Gotta love the Salsa dance floor.

The weekend ended with a Telemundo event performance with a local Salsa singer at one of the malls. That was a lot of fun. I thought it was hilarious that the Venezuela born singer had three women of color as his background salsa dancers. Love that diversity. You can look him up here. His song 'Down' is really catchy and had me singing for the rest of the night. Check it out. Download it from iTunes.

If that was not enough, we left the performance and had a 3 hour dance rehearsal. As my body is very upset with me today I look back on the memories and photos from the weekend and smile to myself.

Thankful, happy and looking forward to the next Salsa congress weekend in December. Like a kid waiting on Christmas...

Until Next Time,

Peace & Blessings...