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Today was not your typical day, I was stopped heading to lunch by a co-worker as she asks me, have you heard about Prince? I look at her with a look of what.. Only for her to say he has passed away at 57 years old. My heart like skips a beat as my eyes begin to water. I shake my head in disbelief because I am like this cannot be true. Wait, we just lost an icon in a Radio Doug Banks at the age of 51 last week. Now we loose a legendary icon in music Prince Rogers Nelson at the age of 57. The music this man made will live on for decades to come. I had to take my lunch to my car so that I could listen to the radio station. It was nice to hear V103 playing tribute to Prince by playing his music that made you smile, bob your heads, and just think back to the first time you heard him. I could not help but smile up at heaven because a angel went home today with no more suffering from whatever it was. They played Purple Rain which is my all time favorite, Lets Get Crazy, When Doves Cry, and Little Red Corvette. I just sat there listening to the music and reminisce my high school years when his music was playing on the radio. If you are a 70's baby you understand the music of such a legendary artist. Remember your prom dance and house parties jamming to Prince.
The death of Prince and Doug Banks made me re-think about my life and where I am now and most importantly how making sure you are living your dreams and sharing your gifts along with your talent. Both of these men lived a full life and lived what they did because they had a impact on the lives that they connected with each day. I thought to myself that we are shedding tears today but we have to remember the gifts that both men left this world that will have us to always remember them and celebrate them.
Have you thought about how you want to be remembered? Have you thought about the lives you can impact? Better yet, how about how many lives you can change?
Let me leave you with thought. Life is too short and we must take care of ourselves. Most importantly, we must follow our dreams and make each day count toward taking steps to make them real. Think about the impact you can have on someones life by sharing your gift and talent. You are a gift so share your gift with the world like Prince and Doug Banks. My prayers go out to Prince's family as well as Doug Banks family for these two men have gone home too soon.
What's your favorite Prince song? How do you want to be remember?
Welcome to the month of April. This is the month that everyone spends spring cleaning and gertting ready to clean out from the winter pack rat. It's spring cleaning at it's best, have you dusted off your book shelf? Better yet, what are you reading? Have you started your own library of books that you enjoy reading ? How about reading something different that is out of your comfort zone? I continue to add to my Libary and it's timet to buy another book shelf as I build my library of authors that I enjoy reading, spark my interest, or that I am introduced to.
The author's that made this months list were either interviewed by Sistah's Place Entertainment blog at http://sistahsplace.com/ and books that I have stumbled across from other book clubs.
Currently reading -Photo Credits Book cover-Deborah Mello
As always, it's a treasure to watch BET's Black Girls Rock. It's truly inspirational to see women in different generations share a honor that inspires us all. Black Girls Rock represents beauty, brilliance, and women who stand in their truth. I love to see beautiful black women empower others and most important inspire us to reach the sky as the honorees on Tuesday night. The honorees that were celeberated were:
So, I decided to create my own special list of women who are not just chasing their dreams, but living their dreams. These women who have inspired, empowered, influenced, mentored others to discover who they are, share their story, discover their passion, and who have reached back to teach one and pull many forward. Women helping others and reaching back to encourage, guide, teach, and inspire. These are Sistah's Blog Black women who Rock.
Kimberly D. Connor
Kaye T. Caldwell
Cindy Hillery Toms
The women that made this list have been interviewed, shared their story, supported, given advice, mentored, opened doors of opportunity, empowered, taught informative webinars/tele-summits that beneificial in so many ways to aid in success. Sistah's Place Entertainment has grown over the last two years with women who inspire the dreamers to walk into their purpose and passion. Women who believe in helping others thru service, testimony, empowerment, educating, and inspiring. All women rock on Sistah's Place Entertainment Blog Showcase.
Who are the women that have crossed your paths that rock? Have they empowered you or inspired you to keep reaching toward your dreams and goals? Have they given you advice that sent you in the right direction of your career or dreams?
For the last 6 months I have been working on my debut novel Deceitful-
Playing with Fire. A love story filled with drama, deceit, and
love. As a writer, I am excited to allow my imagination and creativity to
give birth to some wild entangling stories that will draw my readers in and
keep them on their toes.
I have been working on my debut novel Deceitful- Playing with Fire that will be released late spring 2016. Meet Taylor Jackson who is married to Devin Jackson and best friends with Kelly Jackson. However, Taylor and Kelly has a past that no one knows about especially her husband Devin.
With that being said, I am very excited to announce my author's E-Blast
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