There are so many things to be excited about during this time of the year. Summer is about to begin, Miss Idaho is right around the corner, and I finally get to go HOME next week! Unfortunately, there are also a lot of things to dread during this time of the year… Massive essays (I have 2000 words due next week), assignments, and of course, finals. The worst part is that I have to complete all of these dreadful tasks BEFORE I can get to the exciting stuff.
This week is dead week at Washington State University, and to be perfectly honest, I am so ready to be done with school for the year. I have no motivation to study, I have very little time on my hands, and I miss my family… a lot. Today, I let my longing for home and lack of motivation get the best of me; I had a mini melt-down. After my melt-down, I sat in my room and scrolled through social media (avoiding my homework) for about half-an-hour before I randomly came across a picture of the Miss America crown on Facebook. To most people, this would have been an insignificant occurrence. However, as a woman preparing for Miss Idaho, this was a reminder of something very important...
Many people don’t realize that each point on the Miss America crown represents a valuable characteristic. The four points represent service, style, success, and SCHOLARSHIP. When I saw the picture of the Miss America crown earlier today, I was reminded that I represent scholarship as a TITLEHOLDER. I realized that young women are looking up to me every day, and it is my job to demonstrate studious behavior… whether I’m stressed or not. Because of one glance at the Miss America crown, I was reminded that I am a much better student than I was acting today. I am smart, I am motivated, and I am about to ACE my finals… and my 2000 word essay. I am ready to put my best foot forward and strive for the ultimate academic SUCCESS.
I encourage anyone who is struggling to finish the semester to find something motivating to look at. It could be something as small as a picture of a crown. Finish strong!
-Sarah Jensen – Miss Three Rivers