Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SLACKER

I am a blog slacker. In typical slacker form I will list excuses like my momma told me never to do. Top Excuses... Excuse #4. I had no idea anyone read my blog anymore until someone told me last night they were missing my posts. Excuse #3. After all the pre-Miss America hub bub, life as Miss Vermont is still swinging but not nearly as interesting. Excuse #2. I am trying to avoid answering the "What are you going to do now?" question. Excuse #1. Miss NY Leigh-Taylor Smith has hands down the BEST BLOG IN THE WORLD and I don't want to try to compete with that awesomeness. None the less, I will update those supporters still interesting in the extra months of my 14 month reign.

This time of year is about enjoying appearances and being fully present. I take pride in the fact that when I am at an appearance my mind is not racing through a list of ten things that will immediately follow the event. I am completely present which makes me feel like these extra two months of my reign are a true blessing. This Friday is the big Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization Fundraiser with Medium and Intuitive Counselor, Nan O'Brien, 8pm to 11pm at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. I will be performing two vocal selections and the public in attendance will get to meet the young women vying for my job. Best part...I get to meet them too! I can't wait. Next week will wrap up my Right Decisions Right Now appearances. My last will be next Friday. I look forward to another day with the students.

Now down to business. Where to go from here? At least once a day someone will ask where my life is going next. I think they are expecting some grand answer of fame and fortune. Hmmm...actually...maybe that is just the voice inside my head. Usually when faced with this question I will make a joke. For instance last week I answered by saying with a straight face that I plan on living off my trust fund just traveling the world and seeing every beach possible. (KIDDING...there is nothing close to a trust fund in my life...but the love and support of my Mom, Dad, and boyfriend is close enough) I answer the question with humor to avoid the inevitable "I don't know". It's not that I don't know, more that I don't know for sure. What I do know is that I was born to do something big. Is that arrogant to say? Not sure but the truth is that there is a little voice inside my head telling me to go big or stay home! SOOOOOO...I will be auditioning for American Idol in Boston this summer. Woohooooooo! Really that is the only update. My number one job application is with American Idol. Crazy life.

As always thank you to everyone for your interest and support. Resumes available :).

Regards,
Your Miss VT
Ashley

1 comment:

Kim said...

woo hoo! i was one of the people missing you blog posts. and i think you'll do awesome at american idol tryouts!