This exact time next week I will be just be finished my long 8 hour drive from northern Ontario and will be preparing for my week in Toronto. I am so happy about how far I have come in the past 8 months, I have experienced new beginnings for myself that will brighten my future. 8 months ago I was going to volleyball practices every day after school, then my life changed when I was introduced to the pageant industry for the very first time. Since then I have raised over $1,500 for two different charities, done five events to promote pageants, and received $7,100 from generous sponsors. Pageants have taught much useful information that I will carry on for the duration of my life. I have learned to excel in my organization skills, due to the fact that I am currently in High School so I have to put my best effort into my class assignments along with putting my best effort into my pageant work as well, so I defiantly learned how to manage my time effectively and wisely. Pageants have also taught me to improve in my public speaking skills since I had to go and seek my own sponsors, along with speaking on stage in front of over 300 people with also a panel of judges. I love what the pageant industry had taught me so far, I am so lucky to have been introduced to this beautiful world that I hope to live in for the rest of my life. So now I am getting ready to start a new journey as I compete for Miss Teenage Canada, whether the out come will be good or it could have been better, I will know that this time 8 months ago I was volleying on the court not knowing where my future was, but now I know what it will consist of, I am ready for my future because my future is now. Therefor, I will always be humble about what will come my way because I am so thankful for all the things that has came my way.