Hello Everyone. Today, I refuse to update you about my life, successes, goals or challenges today. I am not going to tell you guys about my life stories, or sponsors or what I am doing in preparation for this competition.
Today, this post is about everyone. Whether you are a parent, a judge, an essential worker, a pageant girl, a sister, a hacker. I don’t care. This post today is for you.

Thank you…. Let me start off with a thank you. It has been such a difficult time. Since the beginning of the year, we have all held on to our seats, and have ridden this terrifying roller coaster which felt like life or death. The stresses and the stakes have been high for all of us. Yet we are still here. Yes, there has been people whom we have lost, and those who have been struggling, but we are all trying our hardest to stay strong. The key word is “TRYING”…there is an effort being made, and that alone is enough.
I want to say thank you to the essential workers and those on the front line who are aiding us in battling this pandemic. We all cannot imagine how it must be out there, but because of your bravery, after 9 months, you are the reason our society can function in some forms.
I want to take time to recognize those who have been helping with providing more hygienic resources during these times. With your help and talent, we are able to have proper hygiene practices as well as help with social distancing.
To the communities who are trying to uplift and support each and every person there, I want to thank you for your time.

We are now in a second wave of the pandemic. It really isn’t that pretty. There is a lot of factors, but we are smart enough to understand what we have to do.
We are not as ignorant as we believe. We have proof that it exists, and that it is affecting our world. BUT, we know exactly what we must do during these times.

Regarding this pageant, I want to share my gratitude with absolutely everyone.
From the executive directors, like Michelle Weswaldi, to our judges, sponsors, coaches and families. You all have all been putting in so much work. We are always on edge in hoping it happens regardless of this pandemic. You all are putting in so much effort in making your travels and maintaining your safety as well as your own families. So, I thank you personally. I cannot imagine the number of hours you all have been putting in for this. The multiple unanswered questions that surprisingly you all have been able to answer. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I know the pageant has not happened just yet; we are still on the road there. We are exactly 24 days, 13 hours and 38 minutes away! I just want to acknowledge and give my appreciation.
To all of you have been supporting all our delegates in these pageants. Thank you! You all must be putting your minds together in ensuring this to happen. Getting creative with ways in how we can make this work. It must be tiring at times, and you all must be on edge, trying to figure out the next moves at times, but you all are so appreciated.

To my gorgeous sisters and delegates for Miss World Canada 2020. You all have been my rock throughout quarantine. As life has paused you all have inspired me to move forward and become better. With the cute videos and projects, we have worked on together. With sharing stories and laughter. To the wonderful comments and video calls. I thank you for being my sisters at this point.

A little personal thank you to my community, family and friends. I want to thank you for everything you have done for me till this point in my life. Your support you have provided me not just with this pageant but before it, I want to give you my gratitude. Whether it’s been from lending an ear or helping me share my work. From giving me advice to reminding me I am still a regular person and I must forgive myself a bit more. Thank you. You all mean so much to me. So thank you, I love you.

I extend my gratitude to you. My readers. You are loved and appreciated at the end of the day. Whenever you feel down, remember you have been surviving a pandemic. Mistakes may happen in life, but remember (Especially since winter depression gets to a lot of us) you are enough. Everything you are doing is enough and you should be proud of yourself. You have stayed loyal to your people, you have been keeping your head up as much as you can.

I mainly just want to say. Thank you for being here. Thank you for your efforts. Thank you for your time. What more can a person ask for.

Remember, at the end of the day, despite who you are, what your position is in society, how rich or poor you are… We are all human. We are not always going to be perfect, and we will always be trying to find solutions.
As humans, we have a thing called time. With time comes timing. It is what we choose to do with such time, that will benefit us in the end. We must be patient. Honestly as a person who is impatient, this year I have learned to be acquire that skill. Patience is what you need in the time of crisis. Take time to understand your situation, take time to care for yourself, and to enjoy every moment you have. Our world is always rushed now, we have to remember to take a moment to let everything soak in. So as I said earlier… just try, it is more than enough and it doesn’t hurt to do so.

As always. Stay strong, stay healthy, stay informed, and stay sexy.

<3

 

Jasmine Elahee

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