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After The Crown

Internal Conflict & Decision Making

Internal Conflict & Decision Making

I drummed my fingers against the table, surveying the break room full of models. Another convention. Another day. I was once again working for another client for another paycheck, counting down the hours until I got to leave my post. I felt no creative drive. No desire to improve my self. I didn’t want to READ MORE

Messages From The Universe
After The Crown

Messages From The Universe

I yawned and stretched my legs out, rolling my ankles carefully so as not to catch the stilettos on the carpet. It had been approximately two hours since arriving to my gig and was still awaiting instructions. This was not atypical. If I’ve learned anything in show business, it’s that the game is called, “Hurry

Fighting The “What’s Next” Paradox
After The Crown

Fighting The “What’s Next” Paradox

It happens at least once a day. The question’s asked in a harmless manner but hits my ears like nails on a chalkboard. I am unable to embrace it, even though it always always always arrives. “So, now that that’s over, what’s next for you, Hilary?” While all my energy goes to keeping a pleasant

When The Reign Ends
My reign as Miss Nevada

When The Reign Ends

As all good and uncertain things do, my reign as Miss Nevada United States finally came to an end. Turns out they only give it to you for a year, regardless of how impressive you were as queen. Also, you cannot be voted in for a second term. I should know. I tried lobbying. I’ve

Pageant Girl Problems
My reign as Miss Nevada

Pageant Girl Problems

In my last week as the reigning Miss Nevada United States, I busted my butt to do as MANY appearances as I could. My logic went as follows: If my sash wasn’t RATTY and DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY with makeup, self tanner, sweat, and unrecognizable stains by the time I passed on the crown, I hadn’t done

When Broken Dreams Are A Good Thing
Best Jobs in the World

When Broken Dreams Are A Good Thing

It occurred to me today that it’s been a year since I started my shortlister social media campaign for Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World Contest. A year ago today I was named one of the top 25 out of 600,000 people for the Park Ranger position and now had to earn my spot

About Me

About Me

Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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