Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It Keeps Getting Better

I'm convinced that there is no better combination than prayer, faith and diligence. Today, after only 3 1/2 months of employment, I received a promotion and a raise!!!!

Do I even need to tell you just how thrilled I am? Not only because of the promotion and raise, but also because I am fortunate enough to work for an organization that recognizes - and rewards - hard work and dedication. My boss shared that when they interviewed me they were quite aware that I was "overqualified" for the position, but they also knew the plans for my department as it related to expansion and growth opportunity. There was no doubt in their minds that - once the kinks were worked out - I would benefit from the changes that were in store. To have someone categorize the work that I have done as "phenomenal" is truly an honor...especially when I have made a career change and am sailing in uncharted waters, so to speak.

What an awesomely amazing ride this is (not "has been" because there is so much more to come)! Just a month and a couple days shy of a year ago today, I posted this.

What a difference a year makes...

I am empowered by the new responsiblities that have been bestowed to me, and I am convinced that I am going to be nothing short of great...based on the trust I have in my Higher Power, my belief in myself and the support of the organization with which I work.

I could not be more pleased with my patience to see through my desire to explore a new career/professional path. In my choice, I am discovering new interests, new abilities and - in many ways - a new me!

"I'm walking on sunshine...and don't it feel good."


At 8:50 AM, Blogger Butta said...

Congratulations, girl! I'm soooooo happy for you. Reading this gives me hope since I'm now on my own journey back to joy. Cause Lord knows in my present work situation there is none. Thanks for sharing!!

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous TTD said...

congrats!!! im so happy for u girly!!!

At 6:04 PM, Blogger African girl, American world said...

Gurl I hope you can feel my joy for you from KY!!! I'm so proud of you! And that post from last year was the very forst time I visited your blog....and look at us now!

And don't it feel good FOR REAL!!!

At 1:24 AM, Blogger TNDRHRT said...

Wow! Congratulations! That's GREAT!!! See how God works!

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Darbs said...

@Butta: You are definitely on my prayer list. I know it might not seem like it now, but it will get better! Keep your head up and your eyes on the prize :) Hang in there...reach out if you ever want to vent.

@TTD: Thank you dear!

@Mwabi: I didn't realize that that was when we were "introduced." I can feel your joy and it is so very much appreciated!

@Tender: Miracle worker...I'm telling you. Thanks for stoppin' by...I've added you to my roll so I'll be stoppin' through!

At 3:07 PM, Blogger TDJ said...

Congrats lady! It sounds like you are making big moves at your new gig. Keep up te great work!

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Congratulazioni! You deserve it. You are such a testament to faith and trust in life and the Higher Power that guides us all on our paths. It's wonderful to hear your good news!

At 11:23 AM, Blogger Nikki said...

Congrats! Ain't God awesome?

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girrrrl... I am SOOOOOO happy for you!!! GOD has truly blessed you! You are definitely moving forward in the right direction and I know that things are only going to continue to get better for you. This inspires me, b/c as you know my professional situation is not the best right now and I am definitely seeking new opps since there are ABSOLUTELY NONE here! But I was once in your situation and I landed here, which was a blessing, so I'm sure things can only get better for me. I have Faith :)

Once again, Congrats! We'll definitely celebrate next time we hook-up.

- Neq

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Darbs said...

@tdj: Thank you@

@Shelley: What kind words...thank you so much@

@Nikki: Yes, He really is!!!

@Neq: Your girl is definitely getting her groove back...and I know that only great things are in store for you. You know how we do! And yes, this is cause for a celebration at Zaytinya' get your butt back down here!

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Shai said...

Congrats on the promotion. I got called back to my old job after being off for 10 months. I wish I had enjoyed my 10-month vacation more.

At 7:05 AM, Blogger Darbs said...

@Shai: Congrats on the call back...I'm so happy for you. All things work out for the good in the end!


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