Before the show I had issues with hotel room, my suit breaking and having to fix it, & getting an ashy tan look on my butt.
When my suit broke (it had been well worn so it was tired & hers last forever tbh so just bad timing), I reached out to Ingrid, she told me I could fix it & I went to store across the street bought their ONLY sewing kit left-which was broken lol, & I fixed it.
When my tan got ashy I was able to call Elysa with Pro Tan n she helped me fix it & one of their tan specialists was competing and staying a couple rooms down with one of my girls and reassured me it would be okay & even if it’s in pics judges won’t see it too much.
When the hotel issues happened (stinky rooms, sketchy area & blood on the curtains) I was able to call a teammate who just dealt with the same thing & she drove me to the hotel where she had booked so I got a room & it turned out to not only be a better hotel but also with more athletes & a cool shuttle.
Had the show not been relocated I may not have been there early enough to have suit break with enough time to fix it before the show.
Had my hotel room situation not happened I wouldn’tve been right across street from CVS to get a sewing kit or be placed on same floor as my client Fran & her roomie Bri.
Had I not connected with Elysa a few months ago I wouldn’t have gotten the immediate support I needed with it either.
If it wasn’t for 1 unfortunate event, I wouldn’t have been able to make it through the rest with more ease.
These moments could have left me with lessons that were negative like “oh you shouldn’t do the show” or “oh see you can’t go to a show alone”...
But instead I learned that:
I have so many amazing people around me ready to help if I just communicate & ask—I’m never in it alone
I’m always being looked out for & 1 negative thing can be a sign things will be easier if I stop fighting it
I am capable of making things work- even when it’s raining I can still bring the sunshine
I’m grateful for the experiences & all the people there for support & to have fun with that allowed me to focus on the bright side!