I am having so much fun as Elegant Ms. US United! I've talked to people I never would have gotten to meet. I've gotten to volunteer at places I never would have been able to volunteer before. I've met some fun people, some people who needed to hear about breast cancer and mammograms. I've made blingy breast cancer ribbons. I've gotten my picture taken with children who are amazed at the crown. I've talked to people about chicken tending, microfarming, and building coops. I've packed so much in my 2 weeks of being titled, and I'm so excited about what the future holds! I want to host a vendor event for breast cancer. My goal this week is to find a time and place for this. I want to talk to people about sustainability through microfarming. I want to encourage people to make a difference. I want to do things I've never considered doing.
It's great being Queen!
Now, I've been Royalty since 1969. That's when Ewing Kauffman started the Kansas City Royals baseball club in Kansas City. I've been a fan...ROYALty...as long as I can remember. The past 2 years have been amazing...much like my Royals in the '70's and '80's. Playoff hunting, game winning, milestone making ROYALS. It's been fun! Today, the last game of the season, we find out we will have HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE throughout the playoffs and World Series. THIS IS OUR YEAR, I hope.
But back to being Queen. I get to dress nicely, and feel comfortable doing it. I smile more. I take time with my hair and my makeup, and I feel so confident. I'm taking my confidence and hopefully affecting other people.
It's great being Queen. Yes, I am a Queen. I am Valerie Gallup, Elegant Ms. US United 2015. But you are royalty, too. How is that, you say? I'm just Joe Smith...Jane Doe...nobody special. Oh, but that's where you're wrong. You ARE a QUEEN. You ARE a KING. You are the child of God, and he has a heck of a life in mind for you.