Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I Think I Can

Internets, I have some news. I am going to have a new job! Same company, new title, new division. It’s a promotion in that I’ll finally be doing what I want to be doing. There is no financial promotion, though. At least I’m finally back on a career track, of sorts. I am super duper excited, and while I have known about this pending possibility for months, I wasn’t sure the economy gods wouldn’t jinx me if I announced it too early. But I start on Monday, and it looks like things are underway. Yay!

So last night I ditched my current boss for dinner (technically, he didn’t invite me, but I assume he would have had I made poor-pitiful-dinner-less sounds around him, as I am apt to do at these things) in favor of going to dinner with my new boss who issued an invitation with exactly NO prompting from me! I feel good about this, already. My new group is full of smart, sassy women, and I am totally intimidated and totally in love. I kind of feel like I’m in a new relationship with a cool, older person who hasn’t realized just how dorky and awkward I can be. I’m trying very, very hard not to make an ass of myself. It didn’t help when I started the evening off by calling the VP the wrong name. Also, when I proclaimed loudly that I LOVED maracas as we heard a rattling sound in the middle of dinner at a Cuban restaurant. And then a busboy walked behind me lugging a crateful of clanking glasses. Please don’t dump me.

My throat is still sore, but the sun is shining and I got at least six hours of sleep last night, in between the resort finally deciding to take down the Christmas decorations and vacuuming the hallways around 12:30 last night, so all’s not lost. So far, 2009 is off to a pretty good, if sleepy, start.

9 comments:

meno said...

Well Congratulations! Don't try to be cool, it never works for me. Embrace your....uniqueness!

Wickedly Scarlett said...

How cool! Congratulations! Also, hee about the maracas ;)

Ramblin' Red said...

Congrats, dear!

"I kind of feel like I’m in a new relationship with a cool, older person who hasn’t realized just how dorky and awkward I can be."

That was me 4 1/2 yrs ago when I started my City job - thankfully they remained oblivious to my dorky/awkward side ;)

Nick, Holly and Maren said...

Yay! Congrats - what a relief to have it all be "official", finally!!

Pauline said...

congratulations on the new job! you mean dorky can't be cool?

Celia said...

Congratulations!

Marcia said...

YAY! you are so so so amazing!!!!!!

Diane said...

Congrats!

Mimi said...

Well Yahoooooooooo! This is me doing a happy dance for you! Uh yeah, sorry you can't see me, trust me, if fun and dorky ;-)