Many people wonder what Miss Kansas does all day. In fact, one of the questions I get most often (other than, "Do you watch Toddlers and Tiaras?"), is "What do you do all day?".
It's a weird question to hear, and even harder answer. I frantically run through the schedule in my head...appointments, research, piano practice, CNN, and end up saying, "Well...a lot!" A lot? What is a lot? A lot of what?
"A lot" is hardly a good enough answer to explain the reason why Miss Kansas has to take a year off of college and dedicate her life to a year of service. "A lot" is an extremely vague way of saying, "Well, I don't really know how to explain what I do all day." Before I really knew how to explain the job of Miss Kansas, I would just tell people that it was a year of service to the state of Kansas and an opportunity to compete for the title of Miss America--which is all true. However, I've realized that in order to do both of those things, it takes 'a lot' of focus and hard work.
I figured the easiest way to answer this question was to just tell people exactly what I do all day, so here it is!
5:30-6:00 Wake UpNow when I say 'wake up', I actually mean I hit snooze until about 5:45. Then I think about everything I would like to get done that day, talk to God, and then put on my running shoes.
6:00-7:00 WorkoutWhether it's doing a cardio routine in my bedroom or going for a jog, I try to get a good hour of activity in before I start my day.
8:00-9:00 Watch the newsFor most people, watching an hour of CNN or Fox news would be a terrible start to the day. And I'm not going to lie, sometimes it is! Hearing about crime and violence first thing in the morning is never fun, but it's an important part of being an informed citizen of the United States.
9:00-11:00 More NewsMy current event studying doesn't stop at watching an hour of news. I recently discovered an app that allows you to track all of your favorite magazines and newspapers. While doing this I take notes, write blurbs about my opinions on these subjects, and if I find something interesting I'll take half an hour to do more research on it.
1:00-3:00 Piano practiceIf you would have asked me a year ago if I could practice the piano for an hour a day, I would have laughed. An hour on the piano?? Who has that kind of patience?! Well, when a concert pianist recently told me she practices 8 hours a day, I almost died. Luckily, I was told that 2 hours a day was probably enough for now. At first, 2 hours a day was no easy task, but every day it is getting easier.
3:00-6:00 Platform Homework and Research Whether it's researching strategies for educating at-risk youth, or going to visit youth in a Juvenile Detention Center, I spend 3 hours a day preparing and teaching myself how to better communicate my platform to children and adults everywhere.
9:00-10:00 Mark off my to-do listThis time of day is spent catching up on anything I might have not gotten to during the day. Writing thank-yous, responding to e-mails, writing tomorrow's to-do list, and getting ready for any appearances I have coming up.
Of course this changes from day to day, some weeks I'm out of town, and some days I have meetings. But these are the things I try to get done every day, no matter where I am.
I hope that answers your question!
Have a great week,
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