Yesterday I became the president-elect of my Conservative synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom. At our annual meeting, we vote in a new slate of officers and board members. I'll spend two years as president-elect, two years as president, and two years as past president, for a total six year commitment (in addition to the four years I have already served on the board).
When I told Rik I was considering this, his reaction was, "You should live so long!" Since I plan to celebrate living with metastatic cancer for six years this August, it's not so far fetched to hope that I'll have another six years to go. I should live so long!