You can take a bad experience and find that silver lining.
Rays of sunshine push through the fog in your brain.
In my own personal experience, out of something bad came something wonderful,
which lead to many other wonderful things.
This is my life and I wish I could see in the past what is good for me today, but
then again, like most people I can only see just want is in front of me.
What was in front of me wasn't indeed a good future and it wasn't
positive at all.
Out of something bad, truly there was a silver lining.
Instead of thinking of not knowing what to do, I did something.
I wanted to do this for myself and not for anyone else.
Life likes to teach us lessons, even if they are bad ones.
From a bad time in my life and I think it was going to get
worse because mostly everything and everyone around me
was very negative and had very negative energy.
So I found one thing that helped me.
It was the beginning of my "future".
I walked into a "dojo".
Of course at the time, I didn't really know the form
I wanted to look into, because I thought ok, let
me try martial arts.
I was doing this in my 30's and even just to learn
a little, I wanted to learn.
So at first where I lived I was trying to search for
the teachings of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, but
didn't know where to look.
I was driving around and I knew one place that
did teach martial arts.
Funny thing I kept driving by this one dojo, but
didn't want to go in at first.
One day as I was driving by I went past the dojo,
and this dojo like most dojo's has big glass windows you could see inside.
So I saw a class going on.
I know it was a form called Capoeira.
So I pulled up and stepped into the dojo.
I was amazed at an art form.
This was something I knew alot about but didn't know
if it was something I wanted to do.
But I talked with a few people in the class and then
I decided to try.
That try then turned into a couple of years and
just basic training.
This martial art didn't have trophies, but
did do performances and I got to travel with the group.
I even go to go to New York which was amazing when
I saw many people altogether with people respecting each other.
But that was just the beginning.
Now see if the bad things didn't happen, I wouldn't have never
woke up and stayed miserable and unhappy for the rest of my life.
I would have been stuck and stuck around negative things and
So with that, I got into another passion, acting.
Actually come to think about I never trained, but just
went out to do dinner comedy shows that were
very much over the top.
I didn't complain, because I really was new to acting
and getting paid 25 dollars an hour for shows couldn't be
all that bad.
But then even after that I got into doing some films.
I met truly wonderful people who have became extended
What was even more of a silver lining, I got to start a radio
show which was affiliated with my big sister Charlie, who
in a way was one of the first women that I have looked up to in
I been on the air for 2 years now and have had over 85 thousand
people who have listened to my radio show, which is a blog talk radio.
Now I even am starting to promote even more things on my show,
including a fitness Center, Obie's Fitness and get to workout there.
Even with future films that I am part of, I know another thing
I am trying for, is to live in a warm place.
I know that i do have it in me now to work hard and do
the best I can.
My future I know that I will be living in a warmer place all
My ultimate wardrobe would be flip flops, shorts and bathing suits.
I lived in areas my whole life with the winter and I do not want
to live in winter area's anymore.
So I know as long as I work hard, I will become successful in
my own way.
So out of something really bad and bad experiences, made
me open my eyes and realized there is a silver lining through
the cloud and fogs.
The sunshine does make a break through, tiny at first but
then pushes the clouds out of the way.