I feel like the awkward girl in those teeny-bopper movies, who lands the hot guy, but it's all a big secret. I got a really big promotion yesterday--I mean HUGE--but I'm not allowed to talk about it until a formal announcement is made. And I am just DYING to talk about it.
I want to first say 2 things---thank you all so much for cheering me on through Twitter as I was applying and going through my interviews. My anxiety was through the roof and knowing you guys were out there helped a lot.
The second is that although I have been less than thrilled with my current job and what it has become over the last 12 months, I am grateful to have had it and for what I have learned.
So the new job-- it's a consulting and process ownership position. I am responsible for the processes and the "making it work" piece for an entire line of business. It is a really big deal. I no longer have direct reports, nor do I report to anyone on site. My boss is actually located in Texas (hence my title). There is travel, extra vacation, a laptop and a pretty decent bump in pay involved. This is where I have been looking to go for my whole career. This is why I haven't minded being called a braniac or a nerd all these years. I have this uncanny ability to retain job information (why this never worked for me in school, I don't know) and recall it and apply it to all sorts of situations. Only in my work life am I able to talk completely out of my ass until something makes sense. And it has finally paid off for me.
Now, don't get me wrong; I am terrified. Insanely so. It's the good kind of scary though, you know what I mean? Like there is so much out there before me, and did it--I've made it to the top on my own merit.
I can't help feeling like a superstar.