Most journeys or stories start with once upon a time or start with lows and build themselves up to be extraordinary. My life is far from a fairy tale, and to no high impressive standards of the explorer Columbus. But every journey is worth something, even if it’s a trip to the shops you never know what’s waiting round the corner, and that’s what makes life so exciting.
When starting out on my Miss Wales journey I found myself stunned when receiving the email from Paula Abbandonato saying that I’d been accepted as a Miss Wales finalist. I had to look at the email four times before actually believing it. I felt so overwhelmed to be given this wonderful opportunity and share this fantastic experience with inspiring ladies throughout Wales. I really wanted this experience to make a difference, and make this world, if not a lot, then a little better than yesterday. The amazing hard work and commitment from previous contestants followed by their rewarding results has inspired me.
Throughout my journey I have joined the other lovely finalists in events, such as the Christmas dinner in Giovannis, and the winter wonderland adventure where I had the pleasure to meet all the Miss Wales winners, in my eyes. I have also had the joyful support from my sponsor Cafe Castan who have helped me host two pizzas nights to help raise money for Beauty With a Purpose. Followed by the gracious support from Turner studio photography, who provided me with fantastic pictures towards my Miss Wales profile. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the Rhiwbina Living Magazine on my experience as a finalist. I have been so moved by all the support received from everyone. The main positives of this journey has brought me the best feeling in the world, the feeling of love and support from my family and friends. As I have learnt how important it is to know the people who care and believe in you. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for my parents and I love and cherish them both dearly. This stage of the journey is almost at its end, as the finals are next week. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone by saying there have been some fun and challenging moments, but the experience we have all shared will be something to be proud of as we go forward in life.