I can’t quite believe that I’m sat here writing a message to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
This year has passed by quicker than you could ever imagine – the 2019 U.K. Galaxy finals will be upon us sooner than we think!
Upon reflection, it’s safe to say that 2018 has been one of, if not the best year of my life. Winning my dream title back in March was certainly a defining moment of this year, and I was told that it would change my life. I just could never imagine all the ways in which it has done exactly that. Competing in America was a dream come true, and I got to experience that with the most amazing sister queens in Team U.K… and then of course there was my second international trip to Myanmar, where for a week I was immersed into South East Asian culture, pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and got to experience the Miss Grand International live finals where I was able to support our Grand Girls.
At the moment, I’m pushing my Miles for Mind campaign, and I’ve really been able to promote positive mental health and raise awareness around this issue – so thank you to everyone who has supported me in promoting this cause since I won!
Thinking back to this time last year, I had a countdown to Galaxy on my whiteboard and was juggling my university deadlines and making lots of appearances with my regional title. 12 months later and I am living out what I dreamt of and worked for – still juggling those deadlines, but this time making appearances with my amazing Galaxy crown.
I would like to think that I have used the past year to grow and develop into the Queen and person I always wanted to be, and I am so grateful for Holly, Corinna, Hannah and the PG team, and of course to Maria and the international organisation for facilitating that!
Use the start of the new year to set some new goals – work hard, but not too hard, and enjoy the process. I can’t wait to see who I’ll be cheering on from the audience in America next year, and it’s not long until we find out!
I can’t wait to meet lots of you at the meet up in a couple of weeks, and hopefully will be seeing more of you at our Galaxy Ball in the new year!!
Merry Christmas, and I hope 2019 is everything you could want – spend lots of time over the holidays with your loved ones, enjoy the Christmas food, and of course lots of shopping (my favourite past time!!)