Splitting my time between two states can often lead to feeling like I don’t have a home base. My Colorado friends reminded me that roots help me reach higher. I had some of my friends from my first pageants come together (along with new friends) to give me an official and sparkly send off to Mrs. America! We had such a positive day with great food, for what is widely considered my last meal, and I feel so supported and encouraged. I am so grateful for my sisters, my friends and my family. What a great way to finish up my Colorado training.