I am suffering from post-pageant syndrome. From June 23 to July 4 I was gone to California to compete in the Miss Deaf America pageant. It is unbelievably hard to get back to the mundane world, after being brainwashed by the pageant world, especially coming back to work and being not motivated.
Not only that but I was not keeping track of my finances, yet I put my faith in the automated billing system and automated transfers (401k, investments, savings, bills) and I glanced at my USBank account (my main account) online to make sure things are OK when I got back from Palm Desert. Thank goodness for technology. I also saved all receipts over last 2 or 3 weeks, and I must straighten them out eventually and make sure nothing is a-missing.
Pageant result? I am thrilled to inform you that I made it to the top 6, which meant I got to perform my platform, talent and show off my evening gown to the audience of 2,000. Also that dreaded stage interview. I did not place 1st, which gave me a sigh of relief, because it would be hard on me and my dog to balance NAD commitment and work commitment. But I am proud to say that I did give all of my best. Chelsea, who is just crowned new Miss Deaf America, does deserve the crown! Her smile is contagious and she is a very positive brilliant girl. So please stop asking me if the competition is rigged.
My chaperone Angela took over 300 pictures, and once I get them, I will keep you posted where to view them. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures taken from Sidekick 2.
I could not have asked for a better chaperone! We worked together very well, without producing any cat fight :) I am very grateful for her and am indebted to her.