I bet you’re wondering where is Heather, what is she doing? Well, let me tell you I have been busy! I have been preparing a coronation here at home where I will have friends and family come from miles around to help me celebrate my greatest success before I hit the road and travel for the entire year! I have some really cool things up my sleeves for the coronation and hope for the best turn out as I will miss them all while I am gone, but in Iowa we never say goodbye just say “I’ll see ya later.”
I have been asked so many questions as I have been doing a lot of interviews on the web and in the newspaper! I even made the front page of my hometown paper! I bet I will never do that again! I feel so blessed to have a town, community, and state that stands behind me. I have had so many phone calls, letters, and encouraging cards come in that make me really feel lucky to be where I am in life.
I am so excited to be hitting the road soon! I hope that you are all following me on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and here on my blog as things are just getting started for me! My first stop this year is actually a local event where I have been blessed to be apart of their show for a couple of years now. I will get to carry sponsor flags during the Waterloo, Iowa bull riding on February 15th and 16th at the Cattle Congress Auditorium! This year will by far be the most rewarding for me though as I will get to enter the arena as the newly crowned Miss Rodeo USA! I have always dreamed of being apart of that show and then once I was I dreamed of coming back with a national title! I am so excited to say that I have finally made that happen! I can’t wait to see my rodeo friends and spend time with my favorite four legged friends!
After getting to spend some time at home I am so excited to finally get to travel across the US! My first out of state trip is going to be, any guesses? Brunswick, Georgia! I am looking forward to this, I will spend time with the Hedrick Rodeo Company and the amazing committee during the Rodeo on the Beach festivities, during the week of March 25th through the 31st. Just recently I was able to talk to Pat, who is on the committee for Rodeo on the Beach. Do you ever wonder if your on the right path in life or if your taking the right steps that God has chosen for you? After speaking to Pat and sending him my platform information, “The World Needs All Types of Minds” I soon heard back from Pat, he told me about his experiences with my platform. I was touched, from 1200 miles away I felt an instant connection and was even more enthusiastic about my first trip! I then knew I was on the right path, that I was right where God wanted me to be in life.
These past few weeks of being home and preparing for my year and my coronation I have been showered with gifts, encouraging words and love. I sat back and thought how lucky am I, how blessed I really am to be in the shoes that I am in, that path that I am on, that I will get to experience things that some people may never get to do in their lives, things that only people can dream of! That being said before I close my second blog as Miss Rodeo USA 2019 I wanted to leave you with the words that I live by, these are my favorite words, the ones that I remind myself of everyday!
She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25
I hope that you all have the most blessed day and I can’t wait to meet all of you on my journey! Don’t forget to follow me on social media and through my blogs here on the Miss Rodeo USA website! I will see you down the road!