What have I been up to? Oh boy, where do I even begin! My calendar has never looked so full and I am loving every second of it! 🙂 Here are just a few updates, and yes there is much more to come!
Network Business Meeting
On Wednesday June 5th, I was up at 6:30a.m feeling like a business women! I had my blazer on, sash on, my pageant business cards in hand and I was running out the door. Why? I was heading to a breakfast network meeting in my town for 7a.m. It’s safe to say I’ve never been to something like this and surprisingly I wasn’t that nervous. I quickly practiced what I was going to say since I was going to be standing in front of a big group of business people. It’s also safe to say I was the youngest one there. I found some people to sit with and made conversation until it was my turn to stand up and tell them who I am and why I was there. The main reason I was there was because I am still looking for sponsorship from local businesses in my community. When the meeting was over, I was getting up to leave, and all of a sudden I had a line up of people wanting to congratulate me and let me know how they could help. It was a great feeling knowing I have my community supporting me through this journey! It was a successful meeting and I am proud of myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone once again.
Just recently I started volunteering at the Grimsby Benevolent Fund which is a registered non-profit organization that has been operating since 1965. Ever since, the GBF has made a huge difference in our community. The GBF operates a Christmas Hamper program, a food bank, clothing and housewares store and in 1992, established the Used Furniture Warehouse. The program I am volunteering for once a week is the Food Bank. The Food Bank is the primary service provided by GBF to persons of low income in Grimsby. Financial donations to the GBF Foodbank are used to purchase milk, cheese, eggs and other perishables as well as personal hygiene and grocery items when stock runs low. I am already looking forward to next week’s volunteering day, everyone is so kind!
Yesterday, Thursday June 13th I volunteered at Canadian Martyrs Elementary School in St. Catharines. My moms friend told me she was looking for more help so of course I volunteered as I want to help out my community in any way I can. From 3:30pm until 7p.m they were holding a Fun Fair the kids! Myself and the volunteers had 3 stations; painting nails, putting in hair extensions, and sticker tattoos. The children had an absolute blast and I must say I enjoyed myself as well.
Also just yesterday morning I had my 2nd interview for Niagara This Week newspaper. The first time they interviewed me was right after the provincial pageant and now I thought I should contact them to give them an update since were a month away from the pageant (wow, time flies)! I let them know everything I’ve been doing from volunteering to fundraising, and I let them know about the upcoming events I will be making appearances in (yes exciting things to come, stay tuned!).
If you would like to contact me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a happy friday everyone 🙂