Now that I have been home for awhile and able to look back at the experience that I have had i am ready to formally share my feelings and my gratitudes! My week at Miss Teen USA was one for the books and a great experience! I met so many, one of a kind women that will be in my life for a very very long time! I got to live a dream and represent my beautiful state and slay on a national stage. I am so thankful for this opportunity and I am so thankful for all of those who have helped me along the way! Thank you for exhausting all of your efforts, supporting me at my best and my worst, and sharing this experience with me! I am so beyond grateful to have each and every one of you in my life now and forever! We are family. To my friends thank you for sticking up for me and supporting me on my journey! To my family, thank you for sacrificing so much so I could write this chapter of my life. Lastly to everyone else who came to Arizona to support me, sent me letters, encouraging texts, and even just gave me a hug one day when you thought I needed one, THANK YOU. I would not be the strong, happy, and unstoppable women I am today if I didn't experience this past year and my whole life the exact way that I did, and I am truly grateful!