Sooo…my big-ass launch?
Praise all around.
To me, specifically.
In front of the executive team by my (interim) boss.
I was shocked (but I’m sure many of you, who’ve had faith in me from the beginning are sooo not!).
Separately, he even went so far as to tell me that “you did a great job, this was a very tough project to pull together given all the moving parts and diverse personalities [me: that’s an understatement!]…it was as if K was here…we did not miss a beat!”
Finally, this comparison made me beam with pride, not crumple and cry under pressure.
It truly has felt like I was ‘rushing’ a frat or sorority, and this was my ultimate test. (I think even a couple of you may have mentioned that to me…think of this as a continuation of your interview process, and this is your final hurdle to getting hired)
I even joked to my boss about that and he said I passed the ‘test.’
All of this happened last night, as we were all finishing documents and preparing for today, and rather than have nightmares all night about things going wrong today, I slept like a log. Next to M. Peacefully.
Was up like a shot at 6 am and raring to go.
It’s truly been a great day, and I feel accomplished and more ‘seasoned’ and ready to take on the next challenge…next week’s trip to Vegas for not one, but two tradeshows. Hello, out-of-comfort-zone-ness!