I am finally finished with all my leadership roles in several different organizations. I started to no longer pursue extending any obligations in a leadership capacity to one organization two years ago and I gave up maintaining a website for that organization at the same time. This left me with one organization to shepherd along, but tonight I finished my final duties and handed to roll onto to someone else.
Though the leadership was the easy part since I had very dedicated people doing all that needed to be done on the ground; the main frustration was that it was hare to find new blood to step into leadership roles. Finally people who really enjoy the things we do saw it was time to take it to the next level and fill all the official positions for a one year commitment.
My relief is that I no longer have to travel to state board meetings. I no longer have to find meeting locations or mediate squabbles. I really enjoy the word "Shepherd" that I used in the first paragraph of this post. My position was that of a shepherd and my joy now is that I can return to being a sheep.