I've been in my current work position for 3 years, 8 months and 1 day. I haven't been keeping daily count, but I thought it would be good to note just for today's post.
When I started, I loved the position, the people, and the work. Over time and changes, I have become increasingly more frustrated with this particular place of employement. I started forming my exit strategy around the 2 year mark. Because of the economy and other factors, I'm sure, there hasn't been much movement in the metroplex for some time now. Recently, however, a position did post. The CM of that city was fired two years ago and his Deputy CM was promoted. From that point on I was stalking their city waiting for the Deputy position to open. Finally...two years later it did, which brings me to now.
I was one of 110 to apply. I made it to the first round which included a field of 8 applicants, and from there made it to the top 3, then the final applicant. Yes...I was offered the position.
Yesterday I had a long meeting the with CM where we discussed the down and dirty details of what is going in the City. She wanted to let me know that there are some serious issues there to make sure I was up for the challenge.
After the meeting, I felt great. Yes, there are operational issues, but I know I can get some things turned around and I feel like I can add value there.
I am so darn excited.
Soon after leaving yesterday's meeting I recieved a phone call with the verbal offer. Today I recieved the written offer. I countered with a couple things and they have already responded in agreement.
I'm so excited to move to the next level of my career, and a new chapter of my "career life."
Years ago when I wrote out my "life timeline" it was around this age, 31/32, that I projected being here (in this position). Not only that, I've reached my six figure salary and perks goals as well.
It was humbling to get the offer. I have all the confidence in the world in my professional abilities. I know that I am good at what I do, and that I am qualified for this next position, but at times over the past year and a half, while working in a place where I felt unappreciated, I started to doubt myself. Some days I felt like maybe I wasn't cut out for it, but that was just negativity peaking in.
On another note, if you don't believe in the power of praying and writing things down, you need to start believing. God is amazing, and like the old songs says, "He's an on-time God..." Praying and writing in conjunction will reveal your faith and God's amazing glory to you.
I am keeping that in mind while remaining faithful in all areas of my life including, my relationship with my mother being healed, having babies, growing in my professional and personal interests, and being more obedient to God.
Wow...I'm so humbled to have been asked to be second in command, and I can't wait to help another community grow!