I’ve been a member of The Junior League of Austin for seven years. One of the things I love about being in The Junior League of Austin is that each year we have a new placement that helps us grow through service in the community or within the League. You never know what you might be chosen to do. This year I have been tasked with serving as Provisional Chair.
What does that mean exactly? It means that I am responsible for introducing and training our incoming class of members to the League. All 250ish of them. Whoo wee! I have to say I have done my fair share different and exciting things, but this is new. Or at least it seems new. I am excited, but nervous. I think new and unknown can be scary because I don’t like to fail.
Words I hate: Fear, Scared, Fail. When they trickle into my head I have to snap out of it.
I believe that everything in life prepares you for something you are meant to do in the future.
(As I write this I can hear my dad in his strong accent saying that to me over and over.) And somehow that takes the nerves and casts them away. It’s like that movie I’ve never scene: The force was always with you (or something like that). Or the fact that Dorothy always had the power to go home on her feet. The Ruby Slippers.
My Slippers are already with me. I have the force. Let the journey begin.