It’s Friday folks, and while this has been a tough week (my family lost a good man this week. My cousin David passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday. He was only 59 and leaves of lot of folks grieving and in disbelief behind. The Hubbs and I will be traveling to his funeral in Central Virginia this weekend. Yup. Heading back up north, but much sooner than I thought I’d be), it’s also had some high points in it.
One of those high points happened this afternoon. I got a phone call. A really great phone call. I got a call from my new boss. I work for an international IT company by day (no, sadly there is no cape, but there should be). And about four months ago, I suggested that my role should be transitioned to another team, while I had my eye on a new roll that was being developed. About three months ago, my current boss called me up and said that yes, they were going to transition my role over to the other team, but sadly, the role I wanted hadn’t received funding. They left me looking for a job. Which, let me tell you, can be a bit nerve wracking.
I was glad I still had a “job” as I worked to get the new team up to speed on the program that I’d designed and launched a year and a half ago but not knowing what was next was a bit scary. The Hubbs and I were just about ready to break ground on a new house (more on that in some other post, as we’re still “just about to break ground” four months later) and I’m an almost equal breadwinner in the house. I very much wanted to stay within my current company (they’re very good to us – we work hard, but they treat us well) and working for the same group of upper management. Today, I found out that all of that will come true.
I’m totally stoked about this new role (it’s a sales role on a larger team, servicing one of our biggest accounts – which means lots of visibility and I’ll get to be a part of lots of cool stuff). Beyond stoked (and not just because there will be a little more green stuff involved). It will get me back on the road (I’ve been traveling for work about 50% of the time for years, up until November 2013). And that’s a big plus. I’m not a sit at home kind of gal and the UPS man is probably pretty relieved he won’t see my nose pressed against the glass with the pups’ two noses every time he delivers something to our house (his deliveries were sometimes the highlight of my day. Sad but true).
What does that mean for our relationship? Yours and mine? I’m not sure yet. We’ll have to wait and see. It may mean fewer posts a week. It may mean format changes. But I was getting ready to shake things up a bit anyway. I’m on some new meds (I keep promising to talk about my thyroid/adrenal/peri-menopausal stuff and one of these days, I promise I’ll write that post) and with the new meds, I can’t drink alcohol. At all. So I feel like a bit of a hypocrite writing the Thirsty Thursday posts. Those will go away and in their place, I’m going to give you a glimpse into some of the chapters I’ve been writing for this book that’s been rumbling around in my head for years. Yup. You guys will get the first look-see and will get to weigh in and help me form these thoughts into a real live book. We’ll do it together.
So, next week look for changes on Thursday. I haven’t even named the theme yet, so that’s our first task. What should we call Thursdays around here now? Leave me your ideas in the comments below. And have a great weekend! Rod Gardner – thank you for making my year! And the rest of you? You’re welcome.