How Pageants Have Changed My Life, FemEvolve Magazine
The Miss World Canada pageant thus far has been a life changing experience. With this being my first pageant I have been able to have many new experiences that I would not change for the world. It is an experience I will deeply cherish for the rest of my life.
Just recently I wrote an article for Femevolve magazine speaking about how the pageant has aided in my personal growth over the past ten months. I spoke about how I learned to balance being a fulltime student and the pageant. I also spoke about how the pageant has made a significant change in my confidence level and caused me to evaluate who I am. It talks about the struggles I have faced and how I chose to handle them. Stepping out of my comfort zone caused a great deal of personal growth. I could not be more happy to be able to have this experience and hope that the path of growth will just continue over the next few months.
Being part of the pageant has gotten me back into doing charity work. When I was younger I spent a lot of time helping the less fortunate, but then life got in the way and I did not have much time to donate. Since I have been in the pageant I have volunteered to help in my community and have been making donations to hospitals. The feeling of seeing all the happy faces of the people I am helping is pure joy.
As a girl who grew up being really shy and quiet the pageant was a huge step out of my comfort zone; however, it is one I am thankful for everyday. I am proud to be able to represent both my town and province, as well as a cause that is dear to my heart. With the backing of my town and my family I am ready to go to nationals and give it all I have got. I am ready to be a spokesperson for all that I hold dear to my heart and to speak up for causes I believe in. I am ready to take on the next challenge head on and to do my best to make my dreams come true.