Growing up I never had much self confidence and didn’t believe that I was ever going to be successful. Whenever there was an obstacle in my life all I would ever do was give up. All I ever thought about was am I good enough? am I pretty enough? am I smart enough? and I’m pretty sure many people out there can agree. Everything changed the year I turned 16. Throughout this year I’ve blown myself away with the things I’ve accomplished and I’m here today to talk about how you can do anything you set your mind to.

believe-in-yourselfThis past year I planned  a bowling fundraiser for Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer, I planned Valley East Vendors & BBQ with Julie Perreault to help raise money for Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer, volunteered for over 10 events/fundraisers, raised over $1,500 for Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer, won 7 awards at the Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant,  participated in several fashion shows, auditioned for the lead role in a movie, I was a featured background actor in a movie & TV series, did a bottle drive for Free the Children, planned a fundraiser at Cousin Vinnys for Free the Children, hosted several fundraiser to help cover my entry fee for Miss Teenage Canada and had an on air radio interview with KICX 91.7. I have been so involved in my community and there have been so many amazing experiences & opportunities. Which is why my platform is all about Volunteerism in Youth.

I never would of thought that I would be able to accomplish so much in my entire life. I want to inspire people to never give up and that you can reach any dream or any goal as long as you work hard and believe in yourself! You have to put in 100% into everything you do and be the best you that you can be. Behind every success is effort, behind every effort is passion, behind every passion is someone with the courage to try. If there is something you’re passionate about or something you want to do in life, then DO IT! Everyone is capable of accomplishing amazing things. You have to be fearless, don’t let the thoughts of “am I good enough?” or “I cant do anything” get in the way of you following your dreams. There are people who watch things happen, wonder what happened and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN! No dream is too little or too big. Have courage, take risks and give it all you got.


Written by: Chelsey

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