As the weeks pass by, I cling to the small moments that fill my heart with so much joy. The Lord has been too good to me, and I want nothing more than to share that goodness with others.
This week was one of those “bucket list” kind of weeks.
I am grateful that I get to share this experience with the people I love most.
One of the best parts of this year has been sharing it with the people that love me most, my parents.
Attending local competitions is one of my favorite things to do as Miss South Dakota. It is inspiring to see other young women take the leap of faith and invest in themselves. It takes courage to step onto a pageant stage.
Reflecting on 2018 brings me nothing but joy.
24 weeks as Miss South Dakota. It doesn’t seem possible.
This year I get to spend Thanksgiving as Miss South Dakota. I am thankful for my family who never stopped believing in me, my friends who continuously cheer me on, and my Savior, Jesus Christ, for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Veteran's Day, school visits, and a meet and greet event made for a busy week.
Miss South Dakota Pheasant Hunt
God showed up in a way a really cool way this week.
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
I returned home from Miss America exactly two weeks ago.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they’re worth taking
Loving might be a mistake
But it’s worth making
My time at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is something I will never forget.
Better late than never. Isn’t that how the saying goes?
I was sad to leave Orlando and the exceptional women I met this week. But it’s not goodbye, just “see you later.” Next stop, Atlantic City.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
Week three brought 4th of July fun, sponsor visits, Miss America paperwork, and priceless time with the one and only Annie Woodmansey.
“Happiness is like a cat . . . "
My name is Carrie Wintle, and on June 16 a dream that was 10 years in the making came true. I was crowned Miss South Dakota.