Blessed to turn 45 and continue the journey
July 3, 2012 4:38PM
If the Lord blesses me, I will wake up this morning celebrating my 45th birthday on this planet.
It’s crazy to know that as of today I have five more years to that 50th milestone … my renewed driver’s license will remind me every time I look at it. But let’s not dwell on that trip yet.
I have accomplished some goals over the years — I am a published author, even in a co-author’s stance; the solo works are coming, I promise you. However, you can still grab a copy of the summer read “The Panthers Club” on amazon.com, or hit me up via email. And that memoir “Unflappable” is still available at www.unflappable-book.com.
I’ve written for two local newspapers for nearly 20 years and it’s led to a couple of magazine writing gigs and other outside projects.
But I am always searching for more things to do and accomplish. Each day that I am blessed to wake up and everything is in working order, is a stepping stone to what direction I will take.
God has a way of whispering in your ear about some things to let you know He is not finished with you yet.
I’ve walked away from a couple of automobile accidents over the years with nothing more than a sprain to some soreness, but the fact is I walked away.
I could go on about looking back, but it will only slow me down. If I am blessed to turn 45 today and continue my journey into the unknown, I will meet it with excitement.
The South Shore Dance Alliance is running its 2012 Summer Dance Initiative from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday through Aug. 3 at the South Shore Centre for the Arts, 665 S. Lake St.
The program includes tracks in ballet, modern, jazz/funk, hip hop, tap and just added, a new drama track. There is also an SSDA Kids Dance Camp happening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 3 that is a great introduction to dance.
For more information, visit www.southshoredance.org/summer_dance_2012 .
Congratulations to Gary’s own Kym Mazelle as she received the PRS for Music Heritage Award in London June 21. Mazelle — born Kimberley Grigsby — was a member of the English R&B group Soul II Soul (“Back to Life,” “Keep on Movin’ ” “Missing You”) and is lead vocals in the song “Missing You.”
Mazelle and Soul II Soul also performed the following night along with another R&B UK group, Loose Ends. Mazelle also did a remake of the song “Young Hearts Run Free” that was featured in the 1996 film “Romeo + Juliet” starring Leonardo Dicaprio.