October 19, 2009. Last week I went on assignment to New Orleans, Louisiana. I flew down on Tuesday and returned to Oregon Wednesday night. I was hugely pregnant. So much so that a friendly airport employee asked me when the baby was due and if I should be traveling. “Yesterday!” I joked, walking quickly by. His eyes went wide. We both laughed.
People in New Orleans are friendly and engaging. They are genuinely welcoming to tourists and travelers. It’s not a safe city, by any means. But it is a place that prides itself on its Southern hospitality, its delicious Southern cuisine, and its diversity.
New Orleans has been front and center in the news because Barack Obama spent part of Thursday there. It was very wet and humid in the city, which still shows the sign of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina even three years later.
I’m not at liberty to divulge the subject of the story (yet!) but it’s about a unique and colorful (and lovely) woman who walked away from a 6-figure job to start her own organizing business…
Published: October 19, 2009
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