I submitted my Dedicant Path on Friday and was pleasantly surprised when I got an email this morning already with my first review. Here is my feedback from the reviewer:
I have reviewed your Dedicant's Path submission and have the following comments.
Amber, over-all a very nice submission. There are only few changes needed
Virtues: Please include either a dictionary definition or the ADF definition along with your own thoughts please
High Days: Passes
Book Reviews: Passes - very, very nice, thank you
Home Shrine: Passes
Two Powers: Passes
Mental Discipline: Passes
Nature Efforts: Passes
High Day Rituals: Passes, but if you also listed the omens (if you still have them) that would be grand
Three Kindred: Would you also please detail what they mean in ADF in general?
Hearth Culture: Passes
Dedicant Oath: Passes
So I've spent this morning working on the few changes that I had to make, which really are not that bad. It was way less additional work than I had prepared myself for, which was awesome! It has officially been re-submitted, so we'll what happens from there. Hopefully I will soon be able to share that I am officially done with the Dedicant Path and can move forward from there.
On a secondary note, my reviewer is Drum, the Vice Arch Druid from ADF. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Topeka earlier this year and he is an incredible man. I truly believe that he is the reason that I have finally finished the Dedicant Path. Speaking with him makes a person feel like they are important and special. He made me feel like he truly cared about my success and believed in my ability to complete the Path. Last thing I wanted to do was to disappoint him. I'm thrilled and nervous as hell to have him as my reviewer. I was shocked and so pleased at the same time. Sometimes things really do happen for a reason.
I've been working on the Dedicant Path since I joined ADF in 2008. My life since then has changed so drastically that I repeatedly find myself starting over again and again. This time, I plan on finishing it completely. Now, I know I've said that before, but I'm so close now that I can taste it, and I feel that as Regional Druid it is something that is important for me to complete. I've completed most of the papers, with the exception of the book reviews. The link to the DP requirements is above. Hopefully I'll complete it sooner rather than later this time....