Letter from the Editor
While some may say that spring is the season for new beginnings, I have always felt that fall brings with it a special kind of rebirth. Whether it’s the start of the school year, the shift in temperature (we can dream, right?), or the smell of tailgate barbecues – Autumn brings with it a fresh start. It’s a time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and re-align your goals to finish strong. Perhaps this year I am especially inclined to view this season as one of renewed life and excitement as my husband Matthew and I welcome our first child into the world. But whatever fall brings to you, I encourage you to celebrate the season for what it is – an opportunity!
In this issue, we explore many new beginnings as well as check back in with some old friends. You will read about our new partnership with Covenant House and learn the history behind our long standing relationship with the Preservation Resource Center. You will be encouraged to try new things to improve your wellbeing (adult swim anyone?) as well as hear from two of our exemplary past presidents as they reflect upon their time in the League and how it impacted their views on community, voluntarism and leadership.
As we welcome fall and begin to gear up for the holiday season, remember that the Junior League of New Orleans believes every woman should have the opportunity to live a healthy, happy and successful life – but you can’t pour from an empty cup. Take this time to breathe in deeply, recharge your batteries and get ready to tackle the rest of 2017 with the renewed sense of excitement only autumn brings.
Emma C. Pegues