Monday, May 30, 2011

the climb: part 4. {miley cyrus.}

so another year comes and i knew my pageant career wasn’t over.  even if i never physically won anything i had such amazing experiences i just loved to compete to compete.  so i decided i wanted to run for miss su again.  i talked to my mom and she said to me “brooke, if you want to do well you MUST work on your interview, go to your school and use their speech lab and set up mock interviews.”  after i was told this i thought long and hard about it, did i want to win enough to have to go set up mock interviews with people I didn’t know?  i was at college so i couldn’t have my mom do it and then me just go. it was up to me.  i decided i wanted this more than anything and i was going to work for it. i practiced the harp every day to continue to perfect my song of all songs and well i decided to go to the speech lab and have mock interviews.  i went and had 4 or 5 before miss su, i felt more confident about my interview then i ever had.  the week before the pageant we had a mock interview with the pageant committee.  i went in knowing how hard i had worked.  well let us just say i BOMBED it to the T.   i actually think i cried after because i was so devastated that my hard work didn’t paying off, funny thing was is that it wasn’t my actual interview.  i talked to my mom about it and she said that it was fine and i needed just one bad interview so my next one could be great.  well she was right.  i went in for my miss su interview and i nailed it! i felt so good about it and i was ready to dominate that night.  well let us just say Heavenly Father truly knows what we need.  it was time for me to perform my harp. the piece i had practiced and perfected for 3 years. yes i could play it with my eyes closed. any ways half way through i had no idea what i was doing and well i stopped for a good 5 seconds, re-cooped and continued.  i went off stage and i didn’t know if i should laugh, cry, be angry or what.  we went on for the awards and well i of course didn’t get anything and by the end the only thing i could think was well that was awful, it was funny and annoying to me.  i finally nail my interview and the one thing i shouldn’t be worried about i BOMBED! ha ya story of my life. 
after miss southern utah with friends and roommates!
epic fail. its fine.
after miss su with family... my biggest supporters!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

the climb: part 3. {miley cyrus.}

top 5 problems with pageants round 1. (Miss PG 2009, Miss SU 2010)

1.       i didn’t practice nearly enough for my interview.  i mean when you nail the two practice interviews you nail the final interview when it counts right? wrong.
2.       let’s face it i was still doing it for the wrong reasons
a.       i.e. i still just wanted the crown, friends, and the parades
3.       my platform had no true tie to me and i only had the facts, no emotional ties towards it.
4.       i was just too young, and Heavenly Father knew i wasn’t ready for it.
5.       oh did i mention my interview?

miss pg 2009 waiting for results
my pageant experience always went the same.  i felt prepared until it came the day of the competition.  i knew my weakness was my interview, and honestly do you know any pageant winner who bombs the interview? didn’t think so.  i thought i had done “my part” and at the time i felt like i did, now when I look back i realize how much I didn’t.  if you didn’t get the hint my interview never went well. yes i improved each time but it never was up to par. to be honest for miss su I thought I had done well enough to perhaps sneak into 2nd attendant. but again that place was not for me and i continued to wonder if i should give up my dream and goals or to continue to push through the losing streak i was on. i wanted it more than anything but at the same time i wasn’t sure i was cut out for the pageant world.
best friends always there for support.

Friday, May 27, 2011

the climb: part 2 {miley cyrus.}

little miss lindon. 25 girls. 5 winners.
3 eligible years. 3 years of losing.
sad? yes and no. 
colleen mcmillan award. i was so happy and proud.
i wanted the crown. new friends. and to ride on a float.
after the rush of adrenaline while competing. i was hooked.
even though i technically didn’t win. i really did.
it should  be required for all young girls to compete. 
seriously life changing.

colleen mcmillan award.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

the climb: part 1. {miley cyrus.}

 well i mentioned in my first post that one of my “sections” was pageants and my adventures in the Miss PG royalty. my summer is going to be filled with parades and activities that i will be a part of and i want to blog about them so i figured it would be good to have a background of my “pageant life” but that includes ALOT so these next 5ish posts will be about my long journey to where i am now! First to say the least, i love pageants.  i love everything about them, and until you personally compete in one i don’t think you can fully understand them and the hard work that goes into them. i love competing in them and i love watching them.  i will fight anyone who says pageants are superficial or they are degrading to women; because honestly they help girls in so many aspects of their lives it’s ridiculous.  they have taught me so much and seriously i wouldn’t be me without my many experiences competing in them.  stay tuned because tomorrow we start with Little Miss Lindon 9 years ago J
its a family affair!
whole family in our hotel at the Miss America Pageant!
supporting Whitney Merrifield Miss Utah 2009!

Monday, May 23, 2011

these are a few of my favorite things. {sound of music.}

call me a borrower.  i was trying to think of a way to post more about me. random facts that don't really fit anywhere. well i found this idea on indie severes blog HERE.  i dare you to follow her, you will be addicted.  anyways i thought this was a fun way to get to know the dorky me.

10 favorite places to be (in no particular order):

·         In the Kitchen baking
·         At the Gym working my butt off
·         Hawaii… I love the sun, even though the sun does not love me
·         In my car.
·         In my bed.
·         Forever 21
·         On any Dance/Club floor getting my jive on.
·         In a church or temple
·         Watching football, baseball, basketball, any sporting event
·         Walmart.

9 weird things about me:

·         I can shake my eye balls
·         I play the harp
·         I have probably been in and seen more pageants then you and your dog combined.
·         I have seen both Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers in concert 3 times.
·         My initials are B.S… ya my parents thought of that before they named me and they still didn’t give me a middle name.
·         I have every word of a song memorized after I have heard it two or three times on the radio.
·         I am allergic to shrimp. And I won’t eat any other fish. Not even tuna.
·         Technically I am the only one in my family with blonde hair. Yes I currently am not blonde. Thanks captain obvious.
·         I have been to Hawaii 9 times.

8 things I am going to do this summer

·         Ride on a float in every parade in Utah County. That is 9 parades. Be jealous
·         Turn 20
·         Attempt to get tan. That is brown, not red.
·         Go to Europe.
·         P90x
·         Maybe work. We will see.
·         Try strawberries and cream for the first time at strawberry days.
·         Swim in my pool.

7 things I am thinking of

·         Who will win American idol this year.
·         Florida trip with the bestie (and I can’t wait to see my grandparents!!!)
·         Men
·         How lucky I am to have amazing friends
·         Sleep.
·         Written in the stars. yes I sing in my head. Its fine.
·         Something to think about. Ha.

6 things I am wearing

·         Jeggings
·         Rainboots
·         Diamond earrings
·         Glitter nail polish
·         Hollister Sweatshirt
·         A zit on my forehead. Gross I know. I would take it off, but it’s not that easy.

5 things I worry about

·         Paying for college next semester…stupid chemistry you ruin my GPA…but at least I passed.
·         My family
·         I worry I am not strong enough to stand up for what I believe in when my standards are tested. Even though I think I am strong enough you never know until someone tests your strength.
·         What I want to do with my life after college
·         I worry I messed up some big decision in my life and later I will regret it. But I guess you got to live and learn.

4 things on my floor

·         Clothes
·         Shoes
·         More shoes
·         Even more clothes

3 things I want to do today

·         Workout
·         Take a nap
·         Re-paint my nails

2 things I will reveal

·         In 9th and 10th grade I legitly thought I was going to convert and then marry Joe Jonas.
·         In a song. if it has a rap section. I know it word for word better then the chorus. Talent.

1 secret:.

·         I still sometimes think I am “next” in being kidnapped
o   Signs: Elizabeth smart was kidnapped on MY birthday
§  Elizabeth Smart plays the harp… I play the harp
§  Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped… im next.
§  More proof….
§  The next big kidnapping in Utah after Elizabeth Smart was a girl named Brooke.
Ya you should fear for me too.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

start of something new. {high school musical.}

Well after a headache of learning how to blog and days of begging from my older sister Ash I have officially joined the blogging world.  I have been debating on what I want this blog to be about. Considering my life isn’t that exciting I knew it couldn’t be adventure stories for each and every post… seriously I would only post like once every 3 months.  I needed some sort of direction or guidelines.  So I came up with a “play list” of categories that I will blog about they include: semi-exciting life stories, recipes (I love to bake!), my family life, vacations, my struggles and obsessions of being healthy and working out, potentially fashion ideas (although I don’t dress amazing I usually have an eye for fashion and amazing skills at finding things online), and lastly my adventures of pageants and being in the Miss Pleasant Grove royalty (this will only be for probably this year but hey it deserves its own category). If I think of more I will add them along the way! Well here we go!!