These last couple of weeks have been absolutely crazy! It seems that I always start blogs off like that, but it is true. I'm amazed at the places this crown has taken me and how fast the year is flying by.
A couple weekends ago, I was in Bemidji for the very first Miss Northern Lakes and Miss Northern Lakes' Outstanding Teen pageant. How exciting! I'm happy to welcome Maggie Wothe, the new Miss Northern Lakes' Outstanding Teen to the MMOT Class of 2013. Maggie is a true example of hard work and dedication. Also congrats to the new Miss Northern Lakes, Kayla Brown! I know the year you two have ahead of you will be filled with many fun and exciting new adventures.
Last week, I had to opportunity to attend the Nisswa Women of Today Fashion Show and model for Lundrigan's Clothing (my summer job). It's always fun to get all dressed up and have a nice dinner... Need I say more?
This past Saturday, I was down in Maplewood, Minnesota for a "Balance" workshop. This event was organized by an incredible woman, Stacie McBride-Cox, who has been a constant support and motivator in my life. This workshop was for the young girls at her church with a focus on a healthy life style both physically and spiritually. There were many activities in which girls could exercise their bodies while keeping in mind that a healthy body is just as important as a healthy mind and spiritually The goal was to show these girls how to "balance" the two and give glory to the Lord. I spoke a bit about nutrition and how feeding your body with healthy foods goes hand-in-hand with feeding you mind healthy things that are pleasing to the Lord. It was a fun event and I'm happy that I got to share it with dear friends: Siri (Miss MN), Tiffany (Miss South Central) and Emily (formerly Miss Frazee on her way to compete in Miss Coon Rapids).
Since I am a senior (I'm old!), these past couple of weeks have been filled with college visits, scholarship applications, senior pictures, essay writing, ACT prep, and college applications. Trying to pile all of these onto my already busy appearance and school schedule has been tough, but I've managed and I think I'm on the road to feeling a bit less stressed. I'm SO beyond excited to announce that I will be attending Bethel University next fall and I will be enrolled in their Accounting and Finance program! I am looking forward to another visit next week and for things to start falling into place with my dream college.
Hope everyone is enjoying life! :)