I can not even stress how exciting this journey is or how much this week is leaving me awe struck. Every second is a true blessing and I am so privileged to be here. This opportunity will never be forgotten. Today was a whirlwind that started by waking up at four thirty in the morning. We appeared on breakfast television at 6 am and it was so exciting to see behind the sets of live t.v. We then went for breakfast at a beautiful outdoor patio restaurant in a large park downtown which was very pretty and a nice change from downtown Toronto. I should mention this morning was the first time we have left the hotel or breathed fresh air since we arrived. It was awesome, I like to explore. After breakfast we went to the C.N. Tower which was fun for most of the girls to watch me panic as we ascended high into the sky. The elevator ride up and down was horrifying but I was brave enough to step on the glass floor at the top with some help from my girl friends.
Brittany (my roommate as well as my bus buddy) were stuck consoling me the whole time and were very kind. I love my two Brittany’s to bits. Brittany two is from here in Toronto and we are already planning visits. Meeting connections from across the country is awesome, these girls are great and I am so encouraged to be among st the next generation of doctors, psychologists, journalists and great powerful woman like me who have insane drive for life. After the C.N Tower we had a scavenger hunt in the Distillery District of Toronto which is like a cobblestone English feeling section in Toronto. It is gorgeous and Brittany and I tried to watch the dancers at the national dance school in class for the longest time with no avail. I love the arts so it was an amazing time. It was funny to see 63 other girls get as crazy competitive as me over a fun scavenger hunt, normally I am the only crazy psychotic competitive girl over fun things. Watching 64 girls literally sprinting in heels around the square was such a laugh to see but I had so much fun.
After the distillery we went shopping at Cassa Blanca in the Mall, they gave all of us $50 gift cards to use which was so nice! The clothes were beautiful and all the girls’ new outfits looked stunning. The good fashion here makes me want to cry tears of joy. We got a lot of picture takers and on lookers in public today but that was no surprise and I had fun with it. The staff at Casa Blanca was so nice and helpful it was crazy! Members of cooperate came down just to see us there, what an ego booster. When we all had new clothes (like any of us need ANOTHER outfit) we went to Much Music. That was the best and most surreal part of my week so far. Everyone at home was watching and though it was the coolest thing ever and I felt like the coolest thing ever being there. I love Much Music and watch it almost everyday so meeting everyone and being on set was the coolest experience ever.
Today was a jam packed day but full of fun and excitement. A lot of the girls are running on no energy and no sleep so attitudes are starting to come out which is interesting to me. It’s interesting to observe how 64 girls together interact and behave under stress, pressure, exhaustion and fatigue. I packed snacks for the week and power nap on the bus as well as remind myself how blessed I am to be here enjoying this which keeps me in check and having a great time so I hope I can try and pass some of that off to the other girls who are starting to wear down. We ended today by getting our new free shoes from HI-TEC which is a great way to end any day in my opinion. Mine are purple hiking boots which are super cool and I get to use them tomorrow morning at our workout, I’m so excited to get to workout! The lack of sleep can not get me down this week because every second is an incredible journey and a new adventure. I am so lucky to be here and every experience is a good one.
My family at home is supporting me like crazy and my dad surprise me today by saying he booked me radio interviews from back at home to keep my city updated, I am so lucky to have my family! All of my extended family and my friends have shown unbelievable support over social media and I feel so supported and loved. It encourages me to give my very best to the competition and enjoy every minute I have here. Support is such a fantastic and heart warming thing. I am off to bed for another busy and exciting day tomorrow but don’t forget to vote for me daily at www.missteencanada.com to win! That would be awesome:)