At 20 years old I began public speaking about my platform in many different environments. From rotary clubs, to kindergarten classes, to the State Capitol and everywhere in between.. here I was experiencing opportunity after opportunity that God blessed me with. I owe a lot of thanks to the Miss Arkansas Organization for that and a lot of thank you’s to the people who allowed me to speak to them. I was very new to public speaking, but people were so kind to welcome me with open arms.
I closed the “Miss Arkansas” chapter of my life in the fall of 2015 and continued to experience opportunities to further my public speaking. That was a moment when I realized that this was something I was blessed with even without a crown on my head. Since fall of 2015 I have spoken to youth groups, women’s events, conferences, rotaries, K-12 classes, and more. Looking back, I see so much growth as the speaking has transformed into something much bigger than myself.
Several months ago I came across a company called Bell & May who strives to publish T-Shirts that go far beyond wearing “just a T-Shirt.” Every shirt makes a statement of faith, motivation, inspiration, and more! When I came across this, I knew immediately that I wanted to wear the T-Shirts for the opportunity that it brings.
So, I made a vow to attempt to wear one of these T-Shirts every time I speak. I’ve found myself wearing them almost every day of the week because they not only provide a wonderful message, but are so comfortable as well! These are T-Shirts that can be worn with a casual look, or even dressed up too! As I began collecting these T-Shirts over the past 6 months, it was laid on my heart to get in contact with the people behind the mission. Through one of my best friends, I came in contact with Michelle Bell.
After getting in contact with Michelle, I knew immediately that God was blessing me with a connection that I needed. I mean who else ends a phone call saying “if you ever need prayer, I’m always here!” Come on!! Such an inspiration from the start. So, here we are! Michelle and I have formed a relationship so quickly that has already made such an impact on my life. I can’t wait to see where God takes this!
There is so much more to be shared than what I have on this blog, but for now I will encourage you to check out Bell & May! You won’t regret it! I’m so pumped to be partnering with them! Thank you, Bell & May, for all that you do and thank you, Jesus, for another connection that You have made!
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