I joined the Memphis chapter of the Junior League. Yes, I realize this sounds sort of silly, or at the very least, overwhelmingly Southern. But if you're unfamiliar with it (as I was, since I used to define "junior leaguer," in my mind, as a giant collection of women who wear pastel suits/kitten heels/pearls and go to daytime luncheons), it's actually a community service group. And on top of that, even though there's definitely a big social element to it, it has a somewhat strong underlying "girl power" theme that runs through the whole thing.
So I'm excited about it. I've been wanting to volunteer for awhile now, but was having trouble pinpointing exactly what to do. This will be a good way to sample lots of different types of volunteering. And will force me to actually get out there and do it; literally - because in your first year, there are a TON of requirements for different projects. I'm also hoping to meet some new people, so I think this will be good.
We had our first official event on Saturday. It's totally deserving of its own blog post, though. But in the meantime, to keep your interest piqued, I'll give you a hint. Two little words: ropes course.