You’d be surprised just how much of a difference you can make when you show someone that you believe in them. I have been blessed beyond measure with a family and with friends who show this to me each and every day.
My lovely, generous, optimistic, and selfless Auntie Bing (my dad’s one and only sister) especially comes to mind when I think of someone who encourages and supports me. She is constantly affirming my lofty ambitions and always willing to lend a helping hand to help me realize my dreams. Auntie Bing is the aunt who introduced me to pageantry when I was barely out of diapers! Now that I am preparing to compete in the Miss District of Columbia pageant, she is thrilled and can’t stop telling me how amazing it is to be the aunt of the future Miss America. Whether or not that comes true, it is an amazing feeling to have someone believe in me and my dreams. I could not be more grateful for an aunt like her!