Last week

Last week I was so busy I barely had a chance to breathe. I loved every minute of it. I think I may be one of the only people in the world who loves being busy, but I’m okay with it.
Met my Lone Star Princess for the first time and brought her a bag full of Princess supplies, bought the coolest owl shirt ever, and an anchor necklace to bond with my best friend.
Pictures by Clark Cabus showing the behind the scenes stuff from my headshot shoot.

I had an appearance Saturday night at the Shriner's Ray of Hope gala to raise money for the Shriner's hospital. I was kind of nervous, because I've never had a chance to talk to a Shriner, I've just seen them do their circus stuff. So I walked in, went in the bathroom with one of the teen's to put my crown on and was immediately flooded with words of good luck and support from these people who had never met me before. They were all so welcoming and loving. For the first part of the night our job was to walk around with touch pads and help people register their bid cards and then bid on items in the silent auction. I got a chance to talk to a bunch of different people who had come out from all different walks of life to support the kids who benefit from Shriner hospitals. During the live auction I went up to the casino, and my job was to convince people to make a larger donation to become a "high roller". While I was up there working, I also met some people who live in McKinney (where I represent) and got to talk to a woman who is an appearance coach. She was so sweet and so full of knowledge on quick little fixes to work on my posture and entrances into rooms. They also drilled into me to make sure when I get married that he's a Shriner because they're good guys, so I guess that's going to have to go on the list. It was such a fun night, with incredible people. It was definitely six hours of work, and not the most glamorous side of pageantry but it's for sure my favorite part. I would much rather be actively helping make a difference then just sitting there smiling and waving at people.

1 comment:

Alana Christine said...

Good to know you're still alive and having a blast : )