Thanks to Twitter many of you already know what I am about to say but I have to say it anyway.
I GOT THE JOB.
I wasn’t convinced I was going to be offered it. Seriously. Even when my new boss called me into her office and my old boss was sitting there waiting for me. . . I thought maybe they were going to break the news that I didn’t get the position. What is wrong with me!? But then they both beamed happy smiles in my direction and asked if I would like the job. Yes! Yes, I accept!
Going through the whole application and interview process was good for me in retrospect because now, knowing the job is mine, I know that I earned it. It wasn’t something handed to me. I competed against other qualified candidates and was selected. I’m definitely going to be challenged but hopefully in a good way. The next month of transition is going to kick my ass because basically I will be working both positions simultaneously while also being on the search committee for my replacement.
Today, we talk money. It’s hard to know what I am worth when there’s a dollar sign in front of it. Here’s hoping negotiations go well.
Seriously though, you guys, thank you SO MUCH for having my back, being my internet cheerleaders and providing me with all that sage advice. It really means a lot to me.