The Junior League became a part of my daily life when I moved from Georgia to Florida. New to the area, I was looking to make an impact on the community and meet friends. When I joined, I never imagined the path the League would bring be down. I joined to make an impact, and I have. I joined to meet like-minded women, and I have. I have gained so much more from the league. I have received valuable training that has allowed me to lead diverse teams, I have led committees that made complex lasting change, I have failed and been supported, I learned to become a fundraiser, I have learned communication and leadership skills. I now have the privilege to serve as a 1 of 9 members of the Association of Junior Leagues International on the governance committee representing 291 leagues in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States. None of this would have been possible without the Junior League.