My first blog post – eeeek! I am beyond excited for you guys to walk along with me on my path towards Miss Teenage Canada, or since you’re coming with me, maybe somersault the whole way? Either way (probably somersaulting), we’re going to get there and it’s going to be a blast.
Onto the first order of business: who is Miss Teenage Western Newfoundland? My name is Madison, my friends call me Madi, so to the lovely people on internet world curiously reading my blog, call me Madi. Not Maddy, Maddie, or any other deranged version of my nickname, just simply Madi. To answer the question of who I am has always been so strange to me – I’m constantly changing. I grow as a person everyday and to put out a set definition of who I am just doesn’t fit how I feel about my very existence. The best way to define myself is as a soaring soul, changing always from learning and experiencing. There are no limits – I respectfully refuse to tie myself down to one sole purpose or way of living. Mi’kmaq culture is very prominent in my family, and I strongly believe that this is where my feelings toward life come from. This stems to my open-minded nature, one that allows me to not only sympathize with others, but also understand. If you were to ask me to tell you about myself a couple of years ago, I’d best describe myself as an anxious wreck of a tween who stayed at home all day, and nothing else. Mental illness truly took over my life, I went from an involved student to one who barely went to school. Three years ago I would have never thought this is something I’d be doing. Today however, I’m ready to help others like me who lost their true self to a fight with mental illness. I’m outgoing, witty, confident. Much more positive attributes than previous years – and guess what? It’s only going to get better from here.
Okay, I need to talk about my puppy for a second. Her name is Nugget. Guys… Girls…This is the cutest animal you will ever see and thinking about leaving her for a week to go to Toronto makes me so sad. Are any of the MTC ladies allergic? Do you think Ms. Weswaldi would let me bring her? Okay, maybe not…
Anyways, back to me. The most important thing you need to know about me is that I make the best chili in the world. I need this to be my talent for the pageant. Other than that I run, workout, and dance. I love to study science, as it says in my “About Me” section, I want to study dermatology. This fluctuates a little though – one day it’s dermatology and the next I want to be a Disney Princess in Disney World. If it’s possible for me to be both a doctor and a princess, you bet I’ll be both. Dr. Madi? Princess Madi? That’s Dr. Princess Madi to you! However with my height of only 5’2″, I’m lucky to be Pocahontas, in fact I have a better chance of being Tinkerbell (I did my research!) Wandering minds like mine that bounce from idea to idea (proof in my previous medical-royal career thought train) direly need a supportive, non-judgmental family to deal with the constant changes. Mine is exactly that. I am forever grateful more and more everyday for the immense support my entire family has given me and continue to give me for my own title of Miss Teenage Western Newfoundland, but also my journey to Miss Teenage Canada.
It is such a blessing to represent the west coast (west coast, best coast) of Newfoundland in Toronto this Summer. The strong sense of culture runs through all of the communities and ties them together as one. My favorite time of the year is Powwow season, which I cannot wait for this Summer. The atmosphere of the Powwow field in Flat Bay is amazing because it is the one time of the year that all of us with culture and those who want to experience our culture come together. I cannot stress enough how beautiful the event is – I recommend everyone attend, whether or not you have Mi’kmaq blood in your veins!
I am still grinning trying to contain my excitement! I’m here right now…finishing my first blog…for the Miss Teenage Canada pageant?! I cannot wait to give you all, the best supporters ever, more updates on my journey as Miss Teenage Western Newfoundland. Thank you a million times over!
Madison, Miss Teenage Western Newfoundland