You know that strange phenomenon of how over time, humans begin looking like their pets? Or how couples who spend a lot of time together, somehow begin to morph into the same person? Or how every Taylor Swift album released somehow chronicles the exact stages of your own life?
Yeah – Well, no offense to TayTay (I’m a bit more of a Kelly Clarkson fan), but I never imagined my love of the Miss American Organization meant we’d both be going through a substantial transformation at the same time. Frankly, it’s kinda crazy how MAO’s recent changes seem to mirror my own sudden whiplash, attempts at re-centering, confusion, and the occasional feeling of being on a crazy-wild roller coaster ride that just won’t stop. Watching the Miss America Organization “march on” in the midst of massive turmoil, has been an interesting experience, given my own personal metamorphosis over the last 12 months.
You see, like Miss America, I moved on from a poor leader and gained a new one. Myself.
In addition, I found myself searching for a new group of people to steady me – to provide support – and to give me the ugly truth, even when I wasn’t able to see it on my own.
Further, I decided I hated the direction of my professional life – and I needed a new job description/ambition ASAP!
Finally, I drew a line in the sand and declared who I wanted to be. Unfortunately, drawing boundaries often means losing some friendships – but it also means I was back in the driver’s seat of my own life. I was no longer a passenger waiting for the vehicle to meander off in a undesirable direction without my consent.
Now – Unlike Miss America, none of these decisions regarding my own life have anything to do with wearing a bathing suit in public (I say, if you got it, flaunt it)… But, it has been extremely interesting to see how my personal decisions have impacted those around me. As it turns out, “being transparent” about your life (or about an organization you’re leading), isn’t as easy as you might think. Timing is everything. And too much change too soon is awfully hard to navigate. Not to mention the need to remain honest with your most loyal supporters.
Therefore, it’s my turn to announce something that’s been brewing inside of me for a long time…
I’m launching a new movement beyond pageantry.
It’s female focused – and it’s birthed out of a desire to watch what women can accomplish, when they decide to take control over their own lives.
It’s my contention that women struggle with their identity a great deal… that many women don’t know the difference between their “pageant-stage-persona” and their ability to know who they are, and what they want, at a core level. That underlying uncertainly often leads to a lack of real, life-changing, transformational relationships, which could positively shape the course of their future.
And let’s just say – If I had a dime for every time I heard a young woman say, “Now that I’m not competing in pageants anymore, I don’t really know what I should be working towards,” – I’d be rich (thanks Maren Morris).
Change is hard. Transitions stink. Break-ups, divorce, death, getting fired, moving to a new location, personal emotional trauma, finding new friends, and discovering what you really want in your own life – these are all difficulties which define us, and more often than enough, are super painful to walk through. Which is why I’m excited to announce my new venture… It’s called…
And I’m happy to say, we’re going to be about the business of revolutionizing women’s lives. In short, at FRZ, we believe your life works best when you lean into exactly what you want. Further – we believe smart, capable women can still be lovely, and dare I say, attractive. In fact, we believe your life comes into greater alignment when you pursue both! You don’t have to settle – and you certainly don’t have to choose between being known as someone with brains, or someone with beauty.
We also believe personal development is the springboard to professional success – and that leadership is about serving others who are brilliant in their own right. That reframing your life, gives you the opportunity to re-claim your life, and so much more…
If you’d like to learn more, you’re welcome to join any of our social media pages (facebook, twitter, instagram)… This week, we’re going to be offering some introductions regarding the deeper reasons behind Feminine Revolutionz and the core values of our organization as we move forward.
It’s clear to me that the audience at Pageant Junkies is more than just a bunch of pretty people with a somewhat perplexing love of pageantry… More often than not, I’ve met Junkies from across the nation who are successful, quality human beings, who are loyal to the core, and interested in positive motivation with a dash of humor… And while Pageant Junkies has provided a great platform for me to deliver all those things – I was unsatisfied. Mainly, because my calling in life is more than just posting pictures and providing commentary on the Miss America program. I believe my calling is to launch a global movement for women.
Therefore, I see Feminine Revolutionz as a platform of service, which will allow me to connect with other women whose core values are similar to my own. I firmly believe you can’t reach the height of your professional success, unless you’re willing to “go deep” and work extensively on your own personal development – And that, is the heartbeat of this movement.
Oh Hey – Don’t worry about Pageant Junkies… We’re not going anywhere! We’re still going to offer our insights and commentary on this year’s Miss America COMPETITION, coming up in just a matter of weeks!!!
Although to be honest, I have no idea how in the world I’m going to make any prelim predictions (ugh!)… Seriously – Given the whole revamping of the scores and the new pre-requisites for judging – I might be better off just throwing darts at the wall to determine this year’s prelim winners! Who knows? I might actually resort to such tactics if I get desperate enough… Guess you’ll just have to wait and see…
In the meantime, I’ll be the one taking the reigns of my own life again… believing the best is yet to come (“if it’s meant to be, it’ll be”) – and that those who fervently work towards the true desires of their hearts with passion and determination, will be rewarded with incredible opportunities beyond even their wildest imaginations.
If you’re with me, then let me encourage and motivate you on a new platform. Feminine Revolutionz is ready to awaken the deepest desires inside of you – and revolutionize your life. Any and all “revolutionariez” are welcome to join us.
With Revolutionary Love,