Hello Lovlies,

It’s my birthday! Actually it was yesterday but between work, castings, my son's football practice and a 9:30 p.m. quickie (cocktail that is), my birthday came and went too fast for me to fill you in on the goings on, so here it is. I’m a year older, feeling and looking good for 34 I might add (no, I’m not dyslexic, it just looks better that way) LOL. I have a new lease on life and I wanted to share it with you all because I believe most of what I want to do, many of you will find as acceptable rules to live by too.

Renewing and strengthening my relationship with my maker
Since God made me he ought to know what’s best for me right? That doesn’t mean my husband, my agent and my girlfriends don’t have good advice too, but much like my relationship with my son, God gave me this body, these talents and a life to live so he should be the first and last person I go to for advice and the one I completely trust to make it all work out fine!

Following my heart's desires
There are a few things in life that I truly, truly want to do and be. I guess you can say they are my heart’s passions. I want to be a loving not smothering mom, a nurturing and inspiring wife, a devoted and adoring daughter, a comforting and reliable sister, aunt, cousin and friend and last but certainly not least, I want to be a woman of my word, regardless of how big or small the focus is and I want to achieve limitless success as a commercial actress, model, voice-over talent, and radio personality and producer. Therefore I will!

Whooping this body into shape
I am so blessed to be in the shape I’m in, but had it not been for God’s mercy, my legs, my butt and my tummy might be telling a different story by now. So I’ve committed to putting in some time and work to keep what I’ve got. I’ve started walking in the mornings-just a nice brisk walk for 30-45 minutes. In March I plan to graduate to a light jog and start my new exercise program with Jay-Netics.

Helping someone in need
I have always known that I should be doing something to help, someone other than myself , accomplish more in life. I’ve watched both my grandmothers, my mother and my mother-in-law do this for as long as I can remember. Each one of them has given me a tremendous example to follow and now I hope to be able to do the same for someone. I recently volunteered to provide academic support and companionship to a young girl in the 8th grade through an organization which places foster care children with academic and relationship mentors. Wish me luck and please say a prayer that I do a good job!

Not trying to do too many things at one time
To avoid doing 10 things and maybe completing one, I will keep my to-do-lists short and simple. Speaking of which, I think that's enough to jumpstart 2008, don’t you think?
Thank you for letting me share with you and remember I am always here for you if you need me.