I NEVER LED ANYTHING.
I learned a lot about myself during this year. It was a transformative year of growth which was anxiety provoking, painful and frustrating yet pushed me to do things that I was very much capable of. The person who I thought was going to be an active co-leader with me, was not. It took about 2 months of waiting for her to call, email, and text me back to realize, she wasn't going to be as active as I had anticipated. I was very angry at the situation, but knew someone had to lead and that someone was me.
So I learned how to lead over time, sometimes painstakingly. There were lots of uncomfortable moments and sometimes hours. But I did it!
I learned that people love Girl Scout Cookies and selling them is really no big deal. I learned to listen to my intuition. I learned that the child who annoys me the most is the one that I can learn the most from. I learned even if you accidentally put all of your paperwork (including signed parental forms and uncashed checks) in the recycling, you can recover. It is just a blip. And I learned there is no Girl Scout Police. I can break the rules including moving the Cookie Booth to a better location so that we sell more cookies.
So yesterday, I had to finish putting Riley's badges on her Junior sash. She could care less but I am proud of each of these badges. I earned every one of them!! I am proud of them.
And now I am co-leading Mallory's Brownie troop.
But after this year, no more. The learning needs to be in a different area!