I lost the election for ADF Members’ Advocate. I’m not really surprised. People perceive me as arrogant and selfish, though I’ve explained that I am not that way intentionally. Somehow I managed to get 14% of the votes, which was somewhere around 300 votes (each member gets multiple votes). I’ve never gotten that many votes for anything in my life. I ended up in third place, behind the other two candidates, but ahead of random write-in votes.
This is an opportunity that I have lost to serve ADF and the Mother Grove. Despite this, I have learned a lot about myself and online forums. I learned that I should just keep my mouth shut most of the time. You hardly ever see the person on who won the position for which I ran. I learned that not everyone is ready for a leader who speaks her mind online (the capacity in which I am known).
Though I lost, I wanted to show people that I’m not a sore loser and congratulated the winners through mailing lists and Facebook. I thanked the people who voted for me and ADF for giving me the opportunity. I ended my message by stating, “May we all help make Isaac’s Vision a reality.”
My loss also means that I can mentor people currently working on the Dedicant’s Path, since I won’t be overwhelmed with a Mother Grove position while trying to learn how to mentor. I hope to begin learning how to mentor soon.
May you all be blessed, Victoria