Fall, like spring, offers us a time for renewal, starting fresh, turning over a leaf, beginning a chapter, rounding a corner.Â Spring to me though, is more like a rebirth, a born again, while fall is more like a continuance in our life experiences and growth chart.Â For Washingtonians both spring and fall represent significance, after all they are the only two seasons pleasant enough to not complain of (you know, those two weeks of spring and few months of autumn), and there is the full comprehensive calendar of balls and galas, the opening days for Redskins and Nationals and the numerous theatrical productions, gallery exhibitions, fashion shows, retail extravaganzas, restaurant revivals and so much more.
Our attitudes, while slumming and bumming in the humid summer and in hideout mode in the dreadful winter, garners energy particularly in September, for this is the beginning of the end of the year; an entree into the last quarter, the closing up, the tying of the knot and the tucking away of 12 months. How we participate in fall into winter, has a lot to do with how we go away remembering and looking back.
This fall looks to be a doozy in Washington and I don’t mean just because of the high hopes of RG3.Â It’s called Election Day and preparation for Inauguration.Â The heightened feeling is felt far and wide. Even while I was in LA, the talk was all about politics and people’s impassioned anger, fear, loathing and opinions.Â While we enter this season with anticipation and perhaps trepidation, know that we all are taking on a lot, a hefty load however, as my new motto (I pretty much have a collection of them tucked away in a journal, keeps me halfway sane) is KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.
We are excited to enter our 6th year of Pamela’s Punch in November but even before that, the next few months will be chock full of activities, promotions and reporting.Â Thank you for your continued support and see you around town.Â Pamela@Pamelaspunch.com
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.