I have been Miss for just over a week and it still doesn’t feel real! People told me that I would receive many friend requests on Facebook from people all over the world, but I didn’t realize exactly how many people would want to add me. This week has been insanely busy, and I have already visited two different concordant bodies. First was an Eastern Star installation for the Electa chapter #20 in Abbotsford. I had never attended one before, so the experience was really eye-opening. The next event that I attended was a DeMolay installation for the Fraser Valley Chapter, and as usual, it was very fast and well organized. There were many Bethels in attendance, so the Jobies were well represented.

A little bit about me; I am a PHQ of Bethel 20, and my sister is the current HQ. I joined Jobies when I was 15, and I am turning 20 in October. When I joined I had severe anxiety and panic attacks, to the point where I couldn’t leave the house. I was homeschooled for a year and a half and lost many friends because of my seclusion. Jobies helped me gain my confidence, along with friends that I know I will have for a long time. I still have anxiety and panic attacks weekly, but I don’t let my fears stop me from doing anything!

I also have a chronic pain disorder which limits me from living my life to its full potential, leading me to be in pain 100% of the time. My knees are often swollen, and a lack of sleep and lots of standing makes it all that much worse. Therefore, Grand Session was more of a struggle than it should have been, but I am glad I still got to connect with many girls. If you see me sitting down, I am not trying to avoid conversation or seclude myself, but rather I may be having a flare up of pain. Please never be afraid to come and talk to me! I do not let my conditions hold me back in any way, other than my physical limitations, and I will still do my best to serve the jurisdiction as the best Miss that I can be.

I look forward to travelling the jurisdiction and having a wonderful year with all of you!

Jobie love,
Miss British Columbia Job’s Daughter 2019
Maia Fairbairn-Wiebe

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