Black Eyed Susan Day at the Pimlico Race Course

Black Eyed Susan Day is also known as ‘Ladies Day’ during the Preakness Stakes which takes place at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD every May. Up until a few months ago I had never heard of any of this. My experience with horse races were limited to one of the following: images of ladies in over-sized hats at the Kentucky Derby on the news, and images of horse races from movies. So when the group message was started asking if ladies were interested in having a girls day at Black Eyed Susan Day, I eagerly said YES to the great unknown.

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Empowerment, Living and the Runway 

As I started to think about turning 32, the current state of my career, my new roles as wife and bonus mom, and what personal goals I wanted to set for myself. I decided I wanted to make sure I challenged myself to step outside of my comfort zone and stopping putting things on hold for “someday when.”  To my surprise I had to opportunity to work with the Plateform Experience as a model for their Fashion First Friday event at the Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, NC. This was my first time modeling and walking the runway. It was truly an amazing experience.

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