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The New Job–and more importantly–Can someone meet me in the Dallas airport?

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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.

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! This is the best news I've heard all weekend. I am so happy for you, and so proud too. I know you are going to shine in this new job. You *are* a superstar, and the promotion sounds well deserved. The best bit: no direct reports (for me personally, I hate being someone's boss). WOO HOO! Send some of your good kudos down under for me sister? I need it. I love you and WELL DONE. Big hugs, Paprika xoxox

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  2. Congratulations! You ARE a superstar and I'm so thrilled for you! You deserve it!

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  3. That is wonderful!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  4. Yay, hurray! I'm so excited for you. I bet you can't wait to get started…and tell everyone! When will they do that? Hope it all works out well. Good job on the hard work!

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  5. You ARE a superstar!!! Have you not seen your picture with the crown on?? Rock on, friend.

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  6. Yay! Congratulations!

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  7. This is WONDERFUL, CONGRATS!!!!Oh, and if you're going to be traveling to Dallas, would love to meet you!!

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  8. Whee! You GO Girl!Err… How NICE for you! No really, so very very happy for you and your awesomeness. Big grins all around. 🙂

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  9. Superstar! How wonderful for you! (Now send me some of that new-job-mojo you got going on!)

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  10. Dude, this is HUGE! I am so excited for you! You should feel awesome! And I don't twitter so I had no idea.

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