No More Shopping, Please

Never in my life would I have imagined that I couldn't wait to stop shopping.  Ever.  Never in my life would I have imagined that I would keep looking at my watch wondering when I could leave the mall and go home.  Ever. Last weekend, my coach and I finally ventured out to try and …

My Butt is Too Big

My first training session with my pageant coach definitely left me with a new [physical] understanding of myself.  She greeted me on a Saturday morning with her utmost sophisticated hospitality and tea and a bagel.  I will admit that I felt a little guilty eating the bagel, not to mention the cream cheese that I …

Pageant Introduction

I saw my first live pageant after meeting my pageant coach.  I was surprised to have found someone as seasoned and knowledgable as I did, especially someone who wasn't already booked.  Nonetheless, I knew that it was a much-needed aspect of my pageant experience, especially if I wanted to put forth my best effort and …

Pageant Patty

I am embarking on a completely new journey and something that I am definitely not used to.  Of course, growing up in Kentucky, this was a way of life for some, even for someone like my mother - who was gorgeous and the first of her kind.  Never would I have imagined that it would have …

Keeping My Place: Am I the Uncle Tom of New York City?

The United States of America is known throughout the world to be the place of dreams and the land of opportunity.  New York City specifically is thought to fit this mold with the Statue of Liberty greeting visitors and immigrants traveling across the waters to view her glory of all that is possible.  During the …

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