Sunday, February 01, 2009

Change

Today I was released as 2nd counselor in the Relief Society of my church. I've decided I don't like change. I've had this calling for almost 3 years, and a couple of months ago I was thinking I was ready for change. But now that change has come I feel torn! There are, of course, some things I wish I had done but never quite got to them. Also, I was finally getting it all figured out and had discovered what works, what doesn't etc. And now that I kind of knew what I was doing it really wasn't that hard. What if I get a hard calling now?

I know the new presidency is going to do a great job- I really am looking forward to some new things happening with Relief Society. I am a little nervous about what my new calling might be though. I don't have one yet so for now I will enjoy the break.

I learned a lot of things in this calling and I'm thankful for that.

And that's all I have to say.

15 comments:

Brigitta said...

Yes, there was lots of change today, but I did notice that even through all the changes Dave is STILL in YM's he doesn't get a change, but that's okay because everyone loves him there and he's so great with the boys, but it's so funny, because he just keeps moving around in that presidency.

andrea said...

that's how it works, ya know. just when you're comfortable, the rug is ripped out from under you. it's the only way to get your feet moving again in the direction of progress. believe it or not.

Ashley said...

The more callings I have, the more I realize they are ALL hard. Maybe you will score and get ward librarian. Enjoy the break, no doubt you'll be snatched up soon for another one.

Jessica said...

I know. The easiest calling is always the one I'm doing (after a few months, at least) and I get so scared when I get released because everything else seems so much harder.

But I love love love callings. It's one of the best things about this church. There are so many things I would NEVER do if Heavenly Father didn't ask me to do them. And then I do it and realize with His help I can do anything. It's the best.

rachel said...

Change IS hard. I was in the RS Presidency in our ward for several years as well and found it to be my FAVORITE calling. I think alot of that depends on the other members of the presidency we're serving with at the time... I miss it.
Enjoy your break from now until they extend your next calling!!

Jeanelle said...

I felt such similar feelings when I was released as YW president. I had also thought a few months prior that I was ready and then when it came, it was painful and hard to let go. I think you need to allow yourself a day or two to mourn the loss. It's okay to be sad about it. But really, like everything, it will get better with time. And it will help to have a new calling because then you will be able to "forget yourself and get to work." And really, your ward needs more D-dawg so you've gotta spread yourself around beyond the comfy confines of RS! :)

Lauren in GA said...

I know what you mean...I am always afraid for what comes next as far as callings go. Petrified, even.

Hey, did Buster ever get you? Maybe you should wear boots or leg warmers whenever you go into the garage. Just trying to be helpful ;)

Hollyween said...

I just barely (last week) got released from the RS pres too as the 1st counselor. So glad I wasn't the 2nd. That one is harder. And guess what they put me in as? Ward Choir Director AND music specialist. I about died. But I said yes. And although I have yet to 'start' my new calling, I feel a lot of peace about it after I feel a lot of sickness about it like I'm going to throw up. You know what I mean. You're going to be great at whatever they put you into next. But change is hard. I was just starting to feel comfy in my last calling. Sigh.

Lesley said...

You did have a hard calling! I bet you were great! I would have loved to have gone to your Enrichment nights! Good luck with your new calling, whatever it is!

Ashley said...

Man, I always hate getting pulled out of a calling once you are finally comfortable in it. Why can't they pull us out after the first 6 months when we still don't feel too connected to it? Except I am not sure I would ever get comfortable in the Relief Society Presidency! Good JOB.

Mindy said...

I'm so bummed that you're released! I wish our reigns as second counselor could've overlaped a little bit longer. But it was time. Three years!!!!! I hope you get primary teacher. It's the best. My dream calling is bulletin board specialist. The bulletin board just seems like a giant scrapbook page to me.

annette said...

You're going to the Stake, I bet...if they released you without calling you to something else. I just got released as RS counselor and got put in the stake and I am like a fish out of water. But I think I was ready for the change too. I know you will be missed in RS. You're so cute, and you are missed here. I still remember your great 10 minute Enrichment lessons!

Kara Jayne said...

your going to be great in whatever they give you. just look at it as an adventure!!

Jenibelle said...

We have some spots in Seminary that need filling...I'll put in a good word for you.

Tami said...

I will miss you terribly in that role. It was so nice to work with someone as positive and dedicated as you were. Where is my release...I love your guts!

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