A month away from pageant week… can you guys believe that? When I got my website up and running I thought I’d have 10 blog posts up by now, but here I am with my fifth. Why haven’t I been posting? I wish it were because I’m planning a huge surprise, or maybe I adopted 50 puppies and the hustle and bustle of being such a popular dog mom took me away. It’s neither, in fact nothing that even resembles those ideas.

Being given the opportunity to share my thoughts and events on a blog network is amazing, it has created a whole new world for me. I’m always stumped as to what to tell you guys about next. There are certainly fun things that happen, I definitely have a couple of things written, but something about creating a post based on some cool things I’ve done doesn’t sit right with me. Don’t get me wrong: I’m enjoying every minute of my life and want to share positivity with you all, but I feel like a blog post is wasted when I don’t give some sort of advice or add some “moral to the story” if you will. I take so much pride in these posts. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and I aim to only put out posts that have some sort of meaning to them. I want to do this the right way, what feels right for me anyways. I wouldn’t feel right to make a quick post that didn’t hold something special from my heart. I hope you guys know that every word in every post is carefully examined by me one hundred times over… Quality over quantity maybe? (That’s what I keep telling myself at least) I’m going to swallow my pride and go out on a limb to talk to you all about a few events, but expect some type of life lesson at some point. I feel like I’m going to be one of those moms that nag a whole lot.

With all of that being said and out of the way, I’d like to catch you guys up on a few things that have happened.

The 2017 You Go Girls!

Canada 150 was my first appearance as Miss Teen Western Newfoundland, the first time I ever wore my crown and sash at an event! I’m all for being truthful with you guys, so, it was nerve-wrecking for me. I was nervous to have more attention on me. This is why I’m so thankful for my community, Stephenville Crossing. Everyone at the celebrations made me feel so supported and comfortable! I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful town and I am so happy to have gotten to celebrate in it. I got a quick pic with the You Go Girls, a program I volunteered with and participated in for 6 years!

Here I am with Mayor Brian Joy!

I am also extremely happy to say that the Town of Stephenville Crossing has sponsored me on my journey to Miss Teenage Canada. It was an honor to receive the check at the Canada 150 celebrations from the mayor Brian Joy, a man I grew up around, I was very close friends with his two beautiful daughters!

A few guests at the bingo fundraiser…

On July 4th I hosted a Bingo in St. Georges. This would have not been possible without the immense help and support I received from family and supporters. My family members, and a few friends, whether I saw them last week or last year, made sure to make a donation to the bingo whether it be cash, a prize, or attendance. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have such supportive people in life. The bingo would not have been possible without them, and it wouldn’t have been such a great success either. It feels amazing to get involved in community and raise money for such a worthy cause. My fundraising for Free the Children will continue.

This past week has really allowed me to take a step back and realize how much support I have. My anxiety has always visited me before uploading a post and before an event. I was always scared, thinking about what would happen, what backlash I would receive. This may sound silly because yes, I really have respect for others opinions, but there’s still a part of my brain that gets a little more than discomfort thinking about these sorts of things, whether I try to talk myself out of it or not.

The point of this is truly to have you all realize that you have support too. Whatever you choose to do, yes there will always be people who oppose, but there are going to be people who support you completely. To focus only on those who are supporting you is the best accomplishment. Work hard for whatever it is that creates a burning passion inside of you!

XOXO, Madi



Written by: Madison

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