// 2 . 0 . 1 . 7 // It may not have been the best year of your life, but by god, didn’t it change you? Regardless of what the year had in store for you, we all have grown, pushed through, and come out stronger than we’ve ever been before and that is a win to me, my friends. 2017 was a year for blooming. I don’t know about everyone else, but if there’s one thing I’ve gained from this whole year, it was the growth and knowledge I obtained about myself and my dreams.
If I hadn’t of decided to take a chance, I would have never had been given the opportunity to meet and create such beautiful art with some of the most down to earth, knowledgeable, talented, and kind photographers I know.
If I hadn’t had picked myself up every time I was knocked down, I wouldn’t have gotten out of bed most days.
If I had kept to myself like I usually do and let my mind shut me down, I would have never had connected and created so many new, amazing friendships.
If I hadn’t had worked hard and pushed myself to my very limits, I would have never had placed Top 10 at Miss Maine USA 2018.
2017, you were a blessing in disguise the whole time. I may of spent many nights crying, screaming, or cursing you for all the hell you raised in my life, but at the end of the day, I thank you for every struggle you put through. You’ve helped me realize I am so much stronger, braver, and more courageous than I ever thought was possible. So, thank you 2017 for helping me grow and bloom into the women I am becoming. Thank you for giving me the opportunities to meet such amazing people every day of 2017. Because of you, I can confidently say that I am ready to take 2018 head on and make it a year for the books. <3