Two and a half years ago, after an unexpected turn of events, I found myself laid off from my job. At the time my kids were 18 months and 6 months and we had been fighting to find a balance of me being a working mom with two small kids at home. After a long talk with my husband we decided that I would try the stay-at-home mom thing “for a while.” After six months or so at home I started to really find myself getting lonely during the day and looking for things to do to get out a few nights a month. Having always been a working professional, I didn’t realize how much I would miss the day-to-day chatter of an office. While the days at home with kids are far from boring, I missed having conversations with people my own age, discussing current events and just stimulating my mind.
I attended an open house social in August of 2014 and joined on Super Saturday later that month. My first year I participated in almost every fundraiser and community event they had. It has been such a great way for me to get out of the house, give back and also make some new friends. I love the Junior League for many reasons but these are my top five: