What. A. Whirlwind.

In just two weeks, our small group of Recrear coordinators has accomplished so much.  The desire of the Recrear founders to achieve more and more is contagious.  Despite the truth that New Orleans mellows out considerably in the heat of the summer, I think it’s safe to say that this Recrear New Orleans group has enough energy to keep the whole city going for weeks.

Questions are still spinning through my mind: where will we go from here?  Have we bitten off more than we can chew?  What will we do without Gioel, Kirsten and James?  Fortunately, none of these questions need to be answered immediately and I’m confident that this New Orleans chapter will continue much the same as Recrear International has: with earnest good will, hours of hard work, and a whole lot of luck.  We will solve problems as we go along, we will meet challenges and overcome them, and the learning curve will be steep.  And hey, that’s part of the fun.

Ultimately what will determine our success in the ambitious projects we have in store for New Orleans is each other:  the connections, partnerships, and friendships that we’ve made in the past two weeks.  The group of individuals I’ve met has been inspiring . . . And we’ve become a true team.   We will succeed, and we’ll succeed together.

SoNew Orleans, get ready. We’re on the edge of glory.

Laura Hasenstein


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