December 2018- Brittney's Last Blog
Miss Rodeo Canada 2018
Looking back on the last 365 days, its hard to imagine my reign as Miss Rodeo Canada 2018 has come to a conclusion. I find myself smiling as I reflect on my many memories from the past year, but I am also very excited to see what my future will bring as I open the next chapter.
The success of my year was not based on the kilometers I traveled, it was not about the number of rodeos I attended or grand entries I rode in. No, it was about the numerous experiences this title has provided me, which allowed me to grow as an individual. It is about the many wonderful memories and friends I made along the way. As far as life lessons go, I have learned to always confirm my wallet is packed before going through airport security, as they can’t just pass it through to you. I’ve learned that it’s okay to embarrass yourself at your very first event by entering into the wrong washroom – it could only get better from this point. I’ve learned that no matter what wardrobe malfunctions you experience or transportation problems you have, there will always be a rodeo family willing to lend a helping hand. Finally, I think the most humorous lesson I learned, was when in Australia and ordering a cheese burger with only mustard and ketchup, always remember to mention you still want the burger and cheese on the bun as well. These situations are some of the fun memories that I will cherish and smile about when I reminisce about my year as Miss Rodeo Canada.
Thank you to the many people who have made my past year so extraordinary! It would not have been possible without the support of sponsors; the CPRA; host families; cowboys, cowgirls and their families and of course both the Miss Rodeo Canada Board of Directors and my parents. The MRC Directors provided me with unwavering dedication and support throughout the year for which I am extremely grateful. To my mom and dad, you have always been there and provided me unconditional support with every crazy goal I set out to achieve and I will always Love You “More”.
Even though 2018 has flown by, I definitely made an effort to savour every minute of my year as Miss Rodeo Canada. As an unknown author once said, “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made along the way.”
As I sign off on my final MRC diary, I would like to once again thank all the professional rodeo athletes for making me feel so welcome and for including me in your 2018 rodeo year, and wish each of you a very successful rodeo season in 2019!
Miss Rodeo Canada 2018