Makin’ Headlines!

After watching Zak carelessly tossing a beautiful ring out of the limo’s window on last night’s “Bachelorette” episode, my phone binged notifying me I had just received an email. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to it simply because I was comfortably snuggled in my cranberry colored fuzzy blanket being a couch potato. Eventually, I gained enough strength to reach a long stretch of a foot and grab my phone off of the coffee table. Suddenly, as if a firecracker were lit underneath of me, I jumped off of the couch within a nano second excitedly began screaming, “Omg, Omg!…*pause*….Omg, Omg!” My older sister who had been immersed in her books studying for a law exam quickly looked up and kept asking what was happening. After saying “Omg!” and pacing up and down the hallway like a mad woman for about 100 times, I finally let out the great news. BlogsByLatinas.com had chosen this very blog to be showcased on its homepage! The email was the notification that my blog was officially added to the worldwide directory featuring Latina bloggers. All that kept running through my head was how thankful I was knowing this opportunity was going to take my blog to the next level.

Since the creation of this blog, I had already been promoting it on the regular basis but now that I was inducted to be featured on the homepage of an international website, I knew traffic would rise…and that’s exactly what has already happened. Not even 24 hours have passed since the email of my accomplishment and my stats have already broken personal records! Though this blog is dedicated solely for my pageant experience, I do truly enjoy writing (and hope to make part of my future career) so I am thrilled my writings will now be accessible to thousands of other women worldwide. 

I’d like to thank the founder of BlogsByLatinas.com, Monique Frausto, who created such a website dedicated to and for Latinas who have a voice and are committed to making the world a better place, one blog post at a time.

Love,

Kassie P.

Operation Sash

Finally, after many weeks of waiting, my official sash has arrived in the mail! I will be able to wear the royal purple and white sash to all of the events I attend however, during the actual pageant weekend I will be given a much simpler sash to wear. Physically having my new gorgeous sash makes this pageant experience all that much better…and real!  I’m really excited to wear it and be able to represent the Latina woman and the city of San Jose in a positive, happy way.

I don’t know what the future holds during my pageant weekend experience but I am so grateful and excited that I at least will always have my Miss San Jose Latina 2013-2014 title as a memory to look back on. I know I may never have another opportunity like this again so I want to make sure that I take this journey with an open mind and heart and know that no matter what happens during the pageant, I’ll come out as a winner because I’ve completed something I never thought I’d participate in or be a part of.

Love,

Kassie P.