Standing in the ballroom where the awards were to be handed out, I felt like I was in a fairytale. The chandelier had sparkling crystals on it, there were tall, gothic candles everywhere, and of course, the huge illuminated stage. At the time, this was the biggest night of my life. I had no idea what was coming, but I was so nervous, my knees shook! I think I took the awards more seriously than any of the other contestants!
Finally, the ceremony started, and the waterworks began. I was called up 5 times for awards in various categories, and I thought that was it. But then, in the overall category, my picture was shown on the screen, and I ran as fast as my little legs could carry me onto the stage.
What happened then would be the start of a journey that I’m still on today.
(To Be Continued)