Friday, July 11, 2014

One down, two to go

How about this for a somewhat-unbelievable factoid, you guys: I've been at my job for a year. My anniversary was on Tuesday and I can hardly believe it.

Oh, what a year.

I never pictured myself as The Boss. I'm not a particularly assertive person. I had my doubts. ...when do I not? But the transition was easier than I expected. This role fits me well. For now. It isn't a forever job -- after three years, my pension will be vested and I expect that I'll be ready for something bigger and better -- but it has been a great place to put on my big girl pants and give management a real try.

And the funny thing is that I'm not half bad at it.

I inherited a mess. But I feel like I've gotten this place almost back to where it should have when I took over -- at acceptable but not remarkable -- and now that I have everything mostly figured out, I can shoot for remarkable.

Who doesn't like an underdog? Who doesn't appreciate a comeback story?

I won't be here forever. But, oh how I look forward to telling my predecessor about how bad it was as I show him or her how great it is. 


Kari said...

Congrats! We all knew you could do it! Hope you are remembering to have fun.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on hitting the year mark! I suck at management so have a lot of respect for people who are good at it!

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