Some of you know that I don’t like secrets, in part because it’s hard not to share! I mean, there’s gossip, and then there’s “I care – what’s going on?” and perhaps hardest of all to sit on is the “Ooooh! Good news!” secret…
I’ve known since early December that I was going to be nominated as the president elect elect for the Junior League of Charlottesville. I had to avoid the topic with good friends even until the January board meeting, and then I still had to not count my chickens until the membership confirmed the board’s nomination last Thursday, less than 12 hours before I flew to New Orleans for a leadership conference.
If you don’t speak Junior League, what I just told you is that I’m now wearing another hat in the League. From now ’til our annual meeting in May, I’m Membership VP and PE-e. Then, for a full year, I’ll be “just” President Elect, going to conferences and meetings and preparing to serve as the public face for a powerful group of women. Then, from May 2012 to May 2013, I’ll be the President of the JLC.
After that, I REALLY think I’m going to finally sustain – which is to say, evoke my life membership and move into a truly supportive role for the awesome gals who still are actively working in the League.
This does mean you’re likely to hear even more about the JLC for the next oh… 30 months or so. It also means I’m re-engergized and really excited about the era of transition Junior Leagues everywhere are experiencing right now.
Yeah, I’m still Mrs. Chief and membership chair at the firehouse. That was the Knight’s only concern/request; that I maintain my activity there. I will point out that I’m also an administrative life member there, so in theory, I could “retire” at any time… but I won’t.
Strangely, this new commitment has brought balance and positive energy to all parts of my life. Go figure. gMarie is big on “Can’t give from empty” and I get that… I didn’t think I was, but I have to wonder… It seems odd that I’d suddenly make the commitment to Weight Watchers two days after accepting the nomination, and when you add in the home improvements we’ve been doing while running Sissy up and down the road for her eye care…
So, talk to me. Tell me what you’re doing this weekend. Are you stronger when you honor your inner compass? Do you find balance in serving the greater good?