Well, I’m off to the airport…but wanted to tell you guys that I love you first.
Thank you for always motivating, always encouraging, and always loving me just by being you. By being here. By doing the 3DPs and sharing your lives with me. It is a mutually vulnerable relationship and I think that’s why I feel so close to you.
Your emails, messages, comments, and reposts on your own pages have been not only a blessing to me, but also one of the things that have been keeping me strong during the hardest times of this prep. God is so good to me, to us, to place people in our lives and using them at just the right time.
Some of you have asked how you can help and what you can do. First. Thank you so much for even being thoughtful enough to ask. It’s incredible.
Secondly, I’ll list some things that will really help in complete humility and honesty.
1) Prayer. If you happen to think of me. Pray for me. Pray for Dev too as he travels with me to my show. Pray also for the other competitors, the promoter, and all the staff and audience of the show this weekend.
2) Post your phototracks and also post a pic of you doing something awesome. I don’t know what I’m expecting out of that…but seeing you in a ‘real life pic’ while I’m in the hotel and backstage will really make me happy. Also. Have a fun meal Saturday night and it will feel like we are celebrating together.
3) Help pay my rent. Those of you who have been following awhile know that the blog, coaching, and bookings are my source of income. While I like to live modestly, getting ready for these shows and going to them cost a pretty penny. It is a sacrifice not only of lifestyle, but of budget. I always have a donate button on the left side of the blog but never like to push it on my readers. If you would like to help me monetarily as things are…a bit dry…around show time, I would not only be grateful, but I would be, well, you know. I don’t wannna cry.
Any way. It’s finally time. I’ll be flying out to South Carolina today, checking in tomorrow, and then the show will be Saturday. I will be going on stage around 10am for pre-judging and around 7pm for finals. Please please please email, talk on Instagram, and talk with me on my facebook fan page wall. I get kinda ancy in the pantcy backstage and LOVE reading/talking with you during the down time.
I really gotta go now.
Love you so so much.
GO CIARAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Will be praying and thinking of you often! I know you’ll shine SO incredibly bright<3<3<3 -Katelin
GOOD LUCK!!! You’ll rock it!!<333 ~Madison
We love you C!!!!! Everything you could ever Want and Be you already Have and Are Have a fantastic time!!! xoxo Nicole & Estil