I got promoted last week!
I received the good news last Sunday (workweek starts on Sunday in this side of the world) in the form of an envelope containing my promotion and bonus. What a way to start the week!
After spending months of waiting, I guess all of us in the office are waiting for any news. Finally, the moment had arrived. I thank God for another milestone in my career.
Honestly, I have waited so long for the position I am aiming. I jumped from one company to another during the start of my career. When I landed to a company where I was so comfortable with, I thought I finally found the right workplace for me. However, my stay lasted only for a year and a half. I followed the calling of my heart and decided to leave the Philippines for the first time and tried my luck working in abroad – with my Lovsy.
We were starting our relationship then and she was working on a small island in Europe. She had no plans to come home yet and would like to explore more working abroad. We met half way and applied to an audit firm in the Middle East (halfway indeed). Maybe we were destined to move to a new country or just plain luck as both of us was hired at the same time. I left my career back home and started step lower from my position back then.
I consider myself as a diligent staff who always tried to deliver but I could say I am not the superstar type of staff. I am not the Lebron or Kobe with Mamba Mentality. However, I consider myself as a San Antonio Spurs player who follows the game plan as what Coach Popovich orchestrated. I win some and I had my own share of off nights. Nevertheless, I always go out and play.
Although each year, I received a raise and get promoted my jump is only one step from my former position. As compared to some of my colleagues they jumped twice as I did. I know they deserve their promotions as they have greater exposures and demands from the projects they handled. There came a point when Desiderata was my mantra. To be content with what I have but not at the expense of being mediocre.
Then my moment has come. My promotion this year is not a single step but a double. I jumped to the next level. It is the position I waited so long. All those what ifs questions were not answered.
Had I did not leave my work back home I should be at the position I am dreaming of, I guess.
Had I only stayed to my first job, I should be at the level I am waiting for by now.
All of these were behind me. I finally got the monkey off my shoulders.
I still question myself if I am ready to the position my bosses has bestowed upon me. I know I need to elevate my game and be more equipped with technical skills. I read this line that being comfortable is a problem and it is better to be uncomfortable from time to time to avoid the pit of being complacent.
So bring it on and let’s start slaying dragons!