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January 16th, 2007


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04:30 pm - More on nominations
I have declined all nominations for ADF office.

I do not believe myself ready to do those jobs, nor am I able to do them at this time. In particular, certain intricacies in ADF's international scene have led me to reconsider running for a number of them, as have my own needs and those of my Grove.

I had a deep, definite experience last night that showed me that I wasn't going to run for these offices; indeed, I have to re-focus on certain other things instead.

Thank you to those who had faith in me. I apologize that I will not fulfill your hopes for those offices this year. I am sure someone else will manage quite effectively in each of them.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: working
Current Music: "Something So Feminine About a Mandolin", -JB

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From:saffronhare
Date:January 16th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations, honey. It's tough to say no, sometimes.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 16th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
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It is, but in that moment where the cosmic searchlight of truth hit me full in the face last night, I realized that it wasn't really all that hard at all. And today's events have made it more obvious: right now, "no" is the right thing to say.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 16th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I do my best.

And yes, a large chunk of why I declined the nominations is simply because I have too many other responsibilities that are simply not anywhere near done. I have many more things to wrap up before I can run for an office, and right now, running for an office has an element of "conflict of interest" to me, too.

But most of all, I'm just glad I could help you :) Even if the help was small :)
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From:rhiannon76
Date:January 16th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
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It's often harder to say no than to say yes. Good for you for knowing what was best for you.

Though I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed that you won't be the site of the national meeting-- I might have actually attended that one! ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Best for ADF, too. Then again, it might have been good for me, but I was far more worried about ADF. It's too valuable to me.

As to the Annual Membership Meeting site, well, I figured I wouldn't try, even though I was able to come up with a good reason why they should let me run. . .

Besides, the girlfriend did say "no go"
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From:viedansante
Date:January 16th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Whatever you need, whatever works for you. Completely.

I'm gonna support you no matter what. You can't get rid of me :-)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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You're like a bad penny? You always turn up?

:)
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:January 16th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
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I have this quote on my wall at work. It seems appropriate to your situation right now, and so I share it with you:

Fortitude is the capacity to say "no" when the world wants to hear "yes."

-Erich Fromm


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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Dunno if the world wanted to hear "yes", but I'll take it :)
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From:garan_du
Date:January 17th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
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It's a far better person who recognizes their current limitations and needs and does the right thing, rather than the person with a blinded, bloated ego who forges ahead even though they can't cash the checks that their mouth writes. Good show.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
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*nods* And I try and do the right thing. Don't always succeed, but sometimes I manage :) I know my limits and where I can go from here, I think.

Thanks.
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From:romandruid
Date:January 17th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
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*massive hugs*

I know this has been hard for you. I hope you know that whatever your decision, I'd have your back.

Vale.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Of course. :) Knowing you're there often makes my decisions easier.

You're a bright light to me :)
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From:smithing_chick
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
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Good for you! It's tough saying no when you think you're going to be letting people down.

*hugs*
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Dunno if anyone was actually let down. In the end, they (and I) just wanted what was best for ADF. They gave me the opportunity to determine if I might be.

And I realized that, right now, I'm not. Maybe later, but not right now.

:)
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From:draerendi
Date:January 17th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
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You have to do what is best for you in all things. Since you seem to be available to folks whom need your help I really see no difference. :)
As fulfilling the hopes of others...*crosses eyes* The only hope I have is to meet you one day. I swear there are times you inspire me. I hope that does not change in either case. Good luck to you.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
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I expect to retain the same jobs I have been doing in ADF, particularly where they are connected to the membership and the reading of DP stuff. So I don't forsee a lot of things changing on those fronts.

I'm glad I inspire you, though I can't imagine why :) I just do what I do.
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From:singingwren
Date:January 17th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
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Hey, is everything alright? In my experience 'deep, defining experience' is a euphemism for 'violent kick in the ass.' So if you ass is sore, remember that you've got friends who will treat it ... er... gently? Alright the wording there is all kinds of wrong, but you get the central idea.

This is post is all about you wanting to be here for us</u>, but we're here for you even as you write it.

And no worries about no positions, yet; I'm sure once you can rule a Grove as mischievous as ours with iron fist you can totally rule the world afterward.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 17th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Everything is just fine. "deep, defining experience" just means that I know what I have to do is all.

As for how you treat my ass, well. . . we'll talk about that later.

And are you saying that I don't already rule this Grove?
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From:erienc
Date:January 19th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
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I still love ya :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 19th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Love ya, too, babe. :) What did I do to deserve a good friend like you again?
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From:ardgruntler
Date:January 20th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
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Those deep, definite experiences are what this is all about, aren't they?

I hope you know that I respect you for being guided by them.

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