It's crunch time for most women trying to earn a state titles to get to Miss America 2012! What I was trying to say in the video above is that stress from the laundry list of things you have to do before leaving for Miss State is completely NORMAL! But, focusing on the tedious, less important things might actually be a form of procrastination from the more important, scarier aspects. Getting wrapped up in the details that no one else (least of all the judges) will notice might make you feel like you're preparing, but are you actually hiding from success? Yes, shoes and beauty products and craft projects are a huge part of pageantry; but if you're wound up like a top over those things, it's time to step back, take a deep breath and remind yourself what's truly important.
If you'd like to add to this tip, or share an embarrassing story/realization like I did in the video, leave a comment!