Sunday night, a dream of mine came true when I had the honor of meeting my favorite rapper, Dom Kennedy in Charlotte, NC. However, it was not all glitter and gold on the path to make this happened, please know. I meet a number of odd coincidences and happenstances that attempted to keep my dream from coming to pass; here’s the story.

First off, I wasn’t even supposed to be going to the concert. At all. I had no ride, except for my dad who was reluctant since he had to work both days that Dom would grace the Southeast with his presence. I was bummed and thought to just wait for another time that he may be in the same city as me, but a small voice told me not to give up and to make my own way. So I did and started planning. I checked my bank account, and sat down in front of the computer in search of an affordable hotel and rental car for my sister and I to take up Atlanta and presented my findings to my dad. He was hesitant… but he knew how much the concert meant to us that he eventually gave in. So it was set, I was going to see Dom Kennedy in Atlanta… or so I thought. When I called the location that the concert would be held at, I was told by a blunt, unpleasant voice that all the tickets were sold out and that they would not be selling any more. I devastated and had a brief pity party thinking, “I worked so hard, how come this didn’t work out for me?” Then another small voice said, “Check Charlotte.” So I did.

I went online to get the tickets only to find out that I had 8 minutes to purchase them?!? I couldn’t believe my eyes! I was thinking, “Not again.” Still, I rushed and got the tickets, and just like that, it was done; I had the tickets, the ride, and the hotel.  It was time to get to Charlotte!

We made it to the theater and had a great spot in line and didn’t have to wait long before the doors began to open for us to enter. The bouncers were checking everyone, and when it came to be my turn, I was told that I couldn’t take my Nikon camera into the show because they weren’t allowing professional camera inside. They insisted that I leave it with the manager backstage and would be able to get it once the show was over. I’ll admit, I was hurt because I was hoping to get some footage for my blog, but I didn’t trip because I knew it had to be a setup for what was to come.


The show was incredible. I had never rapped lyrics so loudly in my life, but the energy in the club was so contagious! Dom legitimately performed the playlist from my soul! Once the show was over, I went to find a security guard to let me backstage and I literally got back there like butter; it was too smooth. The guard asked no questions, he just let me go! So I’m backstage looking for someone to help me get my camera when I see a door open and guess who I see sitting cool on the couch? Yes, you guessed it, Dom Kennedy. At this point, I don’t even care about the camera; I’m trying to see Dom! Some time passed, and some more time passed, then he finally emerged from his room. I couldn’t believe Dom Kennedy was standing right in front of me. I nervously shook his hand and waited for my picture. When it was my turn, I hugged him and told him that it was nice to meet him since that was all my nerves would allow me get out. Here’s us together:


So what’s the point of this post? I can assure you that it is by no means to brag, because one should never brag about a blessing. I’m here to encourage you to believe in the words that you speak out into the universe. I put on my vision board that I would be able to meet Dom Kennedy this year, then a month and a week later, I did. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” This means that the words we speak have the power to harvest fruit or… the opposite. Don’t you want to see your life fruitful and abundant with blessing and divine appointments? I’m sure you do. In order to make this happen, you must dream big and watch God work things out for you in his perfect timing. And I know you could be thinking, “How are you talking about God when you just went to a rap concert?” Well my friend, that’s a whole other blog post for another time, just know God knows my heart. But I digress.

Speak what you want to see in your life until you see it come to pass, and once it does, speak something else. God wants to bless his children; we just have to have faith and resilience.

I’m still in disbelief, but it’s euphoric.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever had a something you spoke come to life? Let me know.


Posted by:aleyarion

when i first set out to create my blog, i just wanted an outlet to balance my mundane college schedule. but over the years, it has become so much more. writing is how i process my world & the events that take place within it. through, i seek to help my fellow 20-somethings, like me, working to find light when their paths seem darkened and learn from my mistakes so i can save you the trouble of repeating them. is witty, vulnerable, and transparent, but most importantly, it's me, unapologetically. peace, peace, peace Aley Arion business inquiries:

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