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Coming Down

on June 12, 2014

Hold On

All through that long ticking up toward the top of the ride you know it is coming—the rush and the swoop that is your reward for laboring up the hill. The vacation after months of hard work. The publication of the words you’ve struggled over. The performance of what you’ve been rehearsing for hours on end.

How has your labor allowed you to enjoy the downhill slope?

via Daily Compass – Inspiration for your spiritual expedition.

For the last three years, I have been a Minister of Children in the Society for Creative Anachronism. It is a volunteer position. During that time, I wrote a handbook, chaired a committee, and added to the office as a whole. There was not much documentation or training for the office. I created that. I worked with countless others to flesh out the office. I have a certain pride in that. I worked more for that office than I did at home or at my paying job. I spent weekends away from my family as well as countless hours at my desk – writing and creating. For all the work I put into the office, I received many awards.

The term of this office was for two years. Because it is a hard office to fill, I held it for three. Finally, this last January, I was able to turn over the reigns to a new officer. It was a truly bittersweet moment. It was lovely to feel the work off my shoulders. I am now able to be with my family without worrying about my other duties. I am confident that my successor will do an outstanding job. But, I am sad to see it end. While in the office, I met so many wonderful people and saw so many happy children. I really enjoyed teaching the children about history and culture. It was a truly joyful experience. I will miss it.

How has your labor allowed you to enjoy the downhill slope?


One response to “Coming Down

  1. Liaden says:

    It is such a pleasure to hear about your experience as MoC.

    I have just accepted that position for my local group and find myself wishing for training and more information. If you had any insight you would be willing to share I would love to learn.


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