VT / HT = Joy?
I’m a hermit. I freely acknowledge this. And for several years, I’ve not been a Visiting Teacher (for a lot of reasons, but hermit-hood is on that list.) I’ve recently been praying about it, and have accepted a VT calling again. I don’t mind being cordial with other ladies at church, but I’ve never wanted the “insta-besties” that so many VT ladies seem to have with their companions and visitees. I feel really fake taking a message to strangers each month, and struggle with wanting my VT ladies to be more than strangers or polite, cordial acquaintances.
I want to do this well, and be a blessing, but my basic nature struggles against almost everything to do with the program! Advice on changing my attitude and making this work is welcome. So far, I’ve got a really sweet companion, a visiting list with semi-compatible schedules, dread, anxiety, and a nagging sense of distaste.
Now, how do I navigate a program that feels so intrusive and fake to me?
And not to leave out the men- what about home teaching?