An Announcement: My retirement as Amyrlin

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Rhed al'Tere, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    This year has turned out to be more difficult than many of us had hoped for. I have been thinking about my position as Amyrlin and how it fits into my life for several months before I submitted my notice of resignation in January.

    I knew that in 2019 my duties and responsibilities at my Muggle job would be increasing. I was going to be taking on an even bigger role with the journal I work for, with the possibility of taking over the journal entirely from my boss next year. That was up in the air, and there was also the possibility of a job change next year; a lot was uncertain. Regardless, I knew I needed to turn more of my attention to my career, and that required letting go of some other responsibility. After weighing my options, I knew that it was time for a new Amyrlin to lead us.

    I submitted my notice of resignation to the Board of Directors on January 21. On January 22, I learned that my boss had passed away suddenly, giving me an immediate promotion to Managing Editor, a change I didn't expect until next summer. Overnight, my job changed while I was dealing with the grief of losing my boss and my friend while supporting my team members as best I could.

    I have always done my best to serve this community in the best ways I knew how. The sacrifices were greater than I'd expected, but I never once regretted any of them, because the outcome was worth it. My purpose has always been to serve to the best of my ability, and the best way I can serve at this time is to step down to allow fresh leadership, with fresh ideas and energy, to take over.

    It has truly been my honor, and my pleasure, to serve you all, and I hope I have done you proud and served you well. I have so many memories of you, of individuals and Ajahs and Companies, that fill my heart. I have so enjoyed getting to know you all better in your Company and Ajah forums, getting to interact with you on that more personal level. It was a privilege being welcomed into so many of your homes-within-a-home and treated as one of you.

    The Board of Directors will put out a call for applications for Amyrlin shortly, and an Amyrlin-Elect will be chosen by the end of summer. I will train them, and at Anni next year, we will have the official ceremonial turnover.

    Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to serve you.

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  2. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy Soldier Forum Moderator

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    Thank you, Mother for everything you've done.
     
  3. Arie Davion

    Arie Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai Master of the Watch

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    I am floored but honored deeply to have worked with and for you, Rhed. You have been an outstanding Amyrlin. I truly am deeply at a loss for those you have lost these past few months and can only wish you all the best moving forward. Thank you, for everything you have done as a person and for this community. <3
     
  4. Siera al'Cere

    Siera al'Cere Graphic Goddess Aes Sedai Head of the Gray Ajah

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    Thank you Rhed for everything you have done for our community and for us. <3 <3
     
  5. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    Thank you, Mother, for everything you have done for the community. May the Creator's hand guide you and the Board to prosperity as the next Amyrlin is chosen.
     
  6. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Rhed, we’ve been blessed to have you as Amyrlin. I know it was a hard decision to make to retire. You’ve been amazing, and we’ll still be here for you. :grouphug

    Thank you so much for what you’ve done and continue to do. :hug
     
  7. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    Mother, you were one of the very first people who welcomed me to this site, and you have been nothing but supportive and encouraging to me during my time here. I am grateful and honored for you to have been my Amyrlin. :curtsey
     
  8. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    Thank you, Mother. I am honored to have been among the last Aes Sedai Raised by you. You are loved. :hug
     
  9. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    My dear Mother and sister, you have worked so hard and given so much to our community. I am beyond proud and I will always be inspired by your dedication and passion. Thank you for the countless hours you've put into making our community flourish. I love you x one million, Rhed. :hug :hug :hug
     
  10. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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  11. Nandi el'Shahir

    Nandi el'Shahir Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    I am grateful for all of your services as Amyrlin.
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  12. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    Thank you for all that you have done for us and for our community, Mumsy. You will be impossible to replace. :hug
     
  13. Brandon Tataru

    Brandon Tataru Gaidin Master of Accepted & Soldiers

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks this, but I love and appreciate all that you have done for us. And completely understand why you had to do this.
    And though I'm sad to see you step down, I'm so grateful on the time you had in the position.
     
  14. Arisaema Draconis

    Arisaema Draconis Aes Sedai

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    Thank you for giving so much of yourself to our community.
    You are a remarkable woman whom I admire greatly.
    Your shoes will be hard for the next in line to fill, but we will learn to dance to a new tune.

    Much love and congratulations on the promotion. Deepest condolences on your loss. :hug
     
  15. Fern Al'Thorn

    Fern Al'Thorn Aes Sedai

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    Thank you Mother, for being true to who you are and for being one of the best people i have had a chance to meet.
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  16. Andra Mikolan

    Andra Mikolan Aes Sedai

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    Thank you for all that you've done. You're going to be awesome in that role as you are in most things. And so :meerkatacceptedthe Wheel turns again. :hug
     
  17. Atarah al'Norahn

    Atarah al'Norahn Aes Sedai Headmistress

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    Thank you so much for everything you've done for the community and everyone here. I'm sending many, many good thoughts for everything going on in your life right now! :hug :hug
     
  18. Jahily al'Karee

    Jahily al'Karee Resident Citizen Mayor

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    Thank you Mama Rhed, for your care of this community as a whole, and the personal guidance and support you have given. :hug

    I am sorry to hear of your real life struggles and wish you all the best as you move forward into your “new normal.” ^^
     
  19. Enya Tawarwaith

    Enya Tawarwaith Valkyrie Sedai Aes Sedai

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    Thank you for everything Mother :bow
     
  20. Nebka Galyn

    Nebka Galyn Knight of the Glitterati Aes Sedai

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    Thank you for your service! I'm so happy to have been raised live by you! Hope this change helps your life get a little easier. :hug