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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

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

Dear 2013…
My reign as Miss Nevada

Dear 2013…

Dear 2013, I didn’t know what to make of you when I first met you as a disco ninja. I’d never spent an evening dressed in a mirror-covered costume before, frolicking about a party. It was my first evening in Las Vegas as such a character. I should have guessed that was your way of

Turning 25 with Twenty One Pilots
Everyday Adventures

Turning 25 with Twenty One Pilots

To be honest, I’d always envisioned being incredibly successful by the time I turned twenty-five. I don’t know why I thought I’d have it all figured out now, but five years ago I was pretty confident I’d be making six figures, have my own house on the beach, and a cute Shar Pei to travel

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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