Pride

Howdy folks! Hope everyone’s week is going well so far.

Tuesday night Jon “fixed” my veggie burgers by adding an egg (it was a vegan recipe) and processing them more until they were able to be made into patties that wouldn’t crumble apart.

 

Plus he whipped up a yummy tzatziki sauce to top it along with roasted veggies. Boy am I glad I have him around 😉

After dinner we caught up on the latest episode of Mad Men. I really, really love that show. Glad they brought Betty back…was starting to wonder what she was up to! I read a great article/interview on Jessica Pare (Don’s wife) the other day and she sounds just like her character…sweet and nice and not afraid to be bold and silly.

Yesterday Jon and I went on a walk. There’s a park about a mile away from where we live and it’s actually quite nice. It could use a little TLC, but it’s full of trees and looks over the water.

You can see our alma mater, Eckerd College, in the background 🙂

After a quick dinner I headed downtown to a Junior League meeting. This is our most important meeting of the year. It’s when we have our last meeting of the year and our first meeting of the new year. This is usually the most emotional meeting as it’s when our president of the year gives her goodbye speech and hands over the gavel to the new president. I loved our president this past year. She was a great leader and her speech last night was so inspiring. I’m also excited about our new president as she’s super sweet and seems to be very driven. During last nights meeting I had an overwhelming sense of pride come over me. Pride for being a member and for being amongst so many amazing women. It’s really no secret that the league has somewhat of a hoity-toity reputation. But the league is much different these days than how it is portrayed in The Help. The league isn’t about how much money you have or where you live or what you do. It’s about how much you care about your community and giving back. I originally joined the league because I wanted to make new friends and I loved to volunteer. Little did I know how much the league would teach me. It’s taught me how to network, to plan efficiently and to be a leader. It’s made me realize how much I really want to be involved with the community and was what catapulted me into all of the other volunteer opportunities I’m involved in. I am so thankful to the league for giving me these skills and for empowering me to be a strong woman. It has truly been a great experience so far and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring.

Are you in the Junior League in your area? Are you involved with any volunteer organizations?

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