You may wonder why no new shows of Maxine’s Corner-TV. Well there have been a number of reasons and I have I hope kept you updated, . . . quite vaguely, I’ll admit. You’re probably sick of hearing the vague reasoning, so I’ll come clean.
One of the reasons was that in my move to house-sit a friend’s home I lost my camcorder, at the end of November 2010. Now perhaps it is with some of my things out in New Jersey or possibly in Laurelton, Queens (unlikely), but it definitely did not come with me up to Inwood. Two of my last interviews were with people I think you would have been quite interested in. One is an up and coming Internet radio personality, who is also a triple threat, singer, actor, and dancer who’d dug himself out of the hole of alcoholism to follow his dreams and he told how he did it. You may have heard of him, Tym Moss – Artist Exposed, from New York City. I thought it would have been a treat to have his show air during the holidays.
The other person, is touted as being (and he is) quite the dapper, dashingly handsome Designer and Director of Crossover Interior Design for GMC, as well as having been the first African-American innovative designer for the “Big Three” automakers, within his varied career. I was able to sit down with him as he (and his wife) visited The ‘Big Apple’ from the Detroit area. I had hoped to have his interview shown during Black History Month.
As you know, I graduated from WIBO (Workshop In Business Opportunities) at the end of January. What a wonderful evening and event that was. Sixteen classes in all I believe with varying class sizes of participants. It was phenomenal. From my small class of 12 graduates, led by Larry Feldman, three of us are continuing to meet on a bi-monthly basis to brainstorm and catch up with each other’s process as business owners. Just before graduation we met on a weekly basis, but now I think in order to carry out our ideas it is a better fit to meet less often. Larry surprised me while he announced my name before he presented to me my certificate, he also announced I’d won the Quicken software prize for the class.
Another reason, you have not seen much activity on this website is that I have been finishing my book. No, not a memoir already. It’s my book on budget weddings in New York City. It sounds like an oxymoron, but it really isn’t and it can be done. My husband and I did it almost six years ago and I re-researched different price points and it can still be done. Yes, even here in New York City’s five boroughs. I hope you will find it delightful, of course, but also quite helpful for you or anyone you know who might be getting married in the very near future. If you would like a copy it is being produced very soon as an eBook.
Final reason, I needed a chance and a change to get on the path of where I am going. In other words I needed to re-find myself. Get to know me better; with who I am, who I am as an artist and continue on the path that is the real one for me. I have done lots of reading and have recommended some books to you at the bottom of this missive. I have also done lots of praying and meditating and even some crying, finally. In the end I believe what I have come to realize and will begin to put into place will be a better me. And with that better me, I will be able to offer you better shows and on a regular basis. I am looking forward to doing just that starting in the latter part of August 2011.
In the meantime, check out my other website, especially if you are getting married: www.budgetweddingsnyc.com Don’t worry, though now that I am better situated in a more permanent spot, I will also check in here more frequently and add my two cents about my piece of the world and about me within it. Looking forward to communicating more frequently. Ciao/Blessings All.
Books worth getting and reading more than once:
The Secret Code of Success, by Noah St. John
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Rework, by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
Living the Charmed Life, by Victoria Moran
Back of the Napkin, by Dan Roam
The Cross of Redemption, by James Baldwin
A Course in Weight Loss, Marianne Williamson