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2020: The Year of Awakening

2020: The Year of Awakening

Guess how many graphics and memes you’ve seen declaring 2020 the worst year yet. Think about how many times you’ve wanted this year to be over. How often have you wished life would go back to normal? Probably too many to count. Between the Covid-19 

Blame it on the Baton: How I Became Involved in Pageants

Blame it on the Baton: How I Became Involved in Pageants

I wanted a baton for Christmas when I was seven years old, and while this story starts back in 2000, my “pageant career” started much later. I have no idea why I put a baton on my Christmas list and my parents don’t remember either. 

Owen’s Birth Story

Owen’s Birth Story

My last day of work was January 31. I convinced myself Owen was coming early. It wasn’t just me either. Throughout the pregnancy, everyone thought he would arrive before his February 12 due date. Everyone also included people I’ve never met before, typically in the 

This is the Beginning

This is the Beginning

At 23 years old, I became Miss Arizona 2016, a job that I worked for pretty much my entire life. Yes, really – I saw my first pageant at age nine and my heart was set on a dream. Six years of competing for the