REDEFINING YOUR SUNDAY'S BEST
I’m a Kentucky grown, Nashville living dreamer that had a round about way of arriving to today. From my time in Miss America to being a three time contestant on a reality show, it all began by sharing my love of fashion & beauty and quickly transformed into a platform for impact.
We all have goals – big and small. Let’s chase them together.
Have you ever had one of those 'this is going to be life altering, but I'm not even quite sure how' type of moments?
Well, that was me when I won Miss Kentucky. Pageants were not exactly a love at first sight thing for me, but it was the impact I witnessed these women were having on a community that I fell in love with. My desire to be a good role model continued to propel me forward.
And while this eagerness to help and inspire others is innately a good value, things started to take a turn when perfectionism began to rear its not so pretty head... Spoiler alert: I did not go on to win Miss America - I was a runner up.
But I didn't have too much time to dwell on the heartache before another opportunity came knocking. When the producers of the Amazing Race called, it was an overwhelming yes to join in on the madness with none other than my own dad.
This cycle continued when I landed another spot on Amazing Race's, The All-Star Season. It's like Ground Hog’s Day, huh? And you guessed it - another runner up finish in this contest, too. As a matter of fact, we were 90 seconds away from the million dollar prize.
The combination of these experiences, the desire to be a role model and being so achievement oriented, led to my identity being cemented in success, performance and trying to out do my last milestone. I began putting so much pressure on myself that I started spiraling out of control and reaching for everything I could to numb the emptiness. How does one go from achieving your wildest dreams to despair so easily? It’s easier than you think. That was the bottom for me. As you make your way through my content, you’ll see how this season was instrumental in my message today. Because this can happen to the best of us.
WHY DO I SHARE ALL OF THIS WITH YOU?
Because I'm wondering if you can relate in your own way. It was in that moment that I realized:
YOUR DARKEST MOMENTS CAN LEAD TO YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE.
It took many years and a LOT of therapy to arrive to this incredible life I LOVE today.
But that was only because I faced the emptiness and made intentional shifts into fulfillment. So I am here to remind you: Your identity is not in your job title, your achievements, or how many followers you have on Instagram. You are more than your biggest failures and more valuable than your greatest win.