You may remember a post I wrote a week or so ago about possibly taking the plunge and entering the Miss Twinwood competition this year.
I asked you lovely readers to give me your opinions and vote on which photograph you thought I should enter, and you all seemed to love the same photograph.
With a huge majority of over 57%, the winner had to be Lovely in Lilac.
So I couldn’t choose any other really, could I?
It had to be that one.
I decided to just go for it, and without waiting any longer submitted an email to the competition with my details and the photograph.
They suggested writing a little introduction to yourself and I sat and thought for quite awhile about what I was going to say.
In the end, this is what I went with.
My name is Tanya and I am 44 years old from Northamptonshire.
I am a plus size vintage blogger who first got interested in Vintage style through watching old movies with my Auntie when I was around 11 or 12.
I always wanted to dress and look like Doris Day and all the glamorous women from the 1940’s and 1950’s.
But I let something hold me back for many years….
My size. I thought I was too fat to wear the type of clothes I loved and that people would mock me.
I got to my 40th birthday and realised life was passing me by and it was important to make ME happy, not worry about everyone else’s opinion.
And I have never looked back.
Daily life working for the Police mean I have to wear uniform, however outside of work I wear vintage style clothing exclusively.
I want to enter Miss Twinwood for all those people who don’t feel they fit the mould. People who love the vintage life but aren’t always represented.
The plus sized, the over 40’s and beyond, the tall, the short and everything in between.
I love Vintage Styling and it has totally changed my life. Through my blogging, people tell me I have become something of an inspiration to them, even though I have depression and can lack confidence in situations like this.
I believe in challenging yourself and facing your fears, and that is exactly what the competition is to me. It is my greatest desire and scariest prospect.
This is my 4th Twinwood and I want to prove to myself that I can do things that take my adventures to another level.
I hope that you like what you see and I am fortunate to get through to the next round”
I have pressed the button now. There is nothing I can do to change it or back out. Now all I have to do is be patient as the entry doesn’t close until the beginning of April….. It seems an awfully long way off.
How on earth will I ever keep my nerves together until then? I think I am just going to have to forget I have entered and see what happens.
Oh and in the meantime I can at least start buying outfits and accessories for the weekend away, even if I don’t get through.