…But it was *an* ending…

Serinia Edoras

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After many, many hours of consideration over several months, I have come to the conclusion that it is time to resign my position as Amyrlin Seat/CEO.

This has been the most difficult decision of my life, and to be honest I am still not entirely comfortable with the idea of stepping down. But this is the right thing to do and committing to this path will enable the board to plan more holistically and set up our community and the incoming leaders for success.

I want to use this opportunity to share with you that in my time in this role I have been more impressed with our community than I could have expected. The amount of time and heart and energy poured into our group and the support provided is immeasurable. Though we may have different ways of expressing it, every person I have interacted with has demonstrated that they have our community’s best interest at heart.

This transition will not happen overnight, and one of the reasons that now is the time to begin this change is to leverage the current energy for continuing the work of our community. I want to use that momentum to continue working with the amazing current team of directors and officers, and to provide a strong transition to the incoming Keeper, CMO, and Amyrlin. The process of identifying and training the next Amyrlin traditionally takes at least 6 months and I look forward to helping with that however I can. Beginning the transition process now will create a stronger community in the future.

I’m grateful to have time to thank so many of you that help support this group every day. By far the best part of this job has been the opportunity to work more closely with so many amazing people in our community, and knowing that those friendships will continue is what has made all of the work worth it.

The core of our mission is to support each other and our communities. I love TarValon.Net and the powerful, positive impact it has on so many lives. I want to do all I can to enable the growth of our important work and our ability to live as Servants of All, and especially as Servants of One Another.
 

Ahmyra al'Ruley

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This makes me very sad. You have done some pretty great things for us. I understand why though.
May you find all that you need and some much deserved rest, Mother. :curtsey
 

Siera al'Cere

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Thank you for everything.:hug
 

Morrighan Daghdera

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Thank you so much for your service, Mother. You have made substantive improvements to this place we love. I sincerely hope you enjoy a well deserved rest. :hug
 

Kelgan al'Moranwin

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Thank you for your service, Serinia :hug
 

Ariadne Davion

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Thank you for your Service, Serinia. :)
 
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:hug Thank you for serving in this role Seri. I'm never a fan of change but I'll trust that you're making the best decision for the community. I look forward to seeing you again at a future event.
 

Aintza Bisera

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:hughug:hug
 

Jahily al'Karee

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Thank you for putting so much time and energy into this community! :pleased-1:
 

Pol Rohanson

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Nadezhda al'Lanahrin

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I am terribly sad to hear this news. You were my first Amyrlin Seat, Mother, and I look forward to seeing what you do next. You have done an exceptional job and embodied the presence of an Amyrlin Seat.

Thank you for everything you have done for us!! :love:hug
 
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So long and thanks for all the fish,
So sad that it should come to this.
 

Calen Velervron

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I know we have already discussed this in depth. I have learned some of your journey since I was seated on the Board.

I already said it privately but thank you for your service. Thank you for being willing to advise and help in the future. And I look forward to seeing what happens next- I know you will still be there to help guide it. The job of Amyrlin is impossible in a lot of ways. Your tenure was buffeted by COVID, and other very hard events. I wish you every happiness, and I am glad to know you will not be departing or disappearing. We will need your wisdom.
 

Nymala Ingasy

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Thank you for your willingness to serve.
 

Elanda Tonil

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I am very sad to hear this, though I can understand it. Thank you for your heart and vision for the Tower. I wish you all the best in all your pursuits. :hug
 

Talia Inedar

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Thank you so much, Mother.
 

Ilissa al'Nari

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Thank you for your service and dedication to this community, Mother, both in the post as Amyrlin but also in the many years and various positions before that :hug.
 
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