Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Lease on Life

I feel like I've been given a new lease on life.

I had my annual review at work this week and it went so well. Better than I expected. I love my job. And I feel truly blessed for it. I have a zest of life for it. That's lucky. I recognize that.

My boss gave me a much higher raise than I expected. He went to bat for me by putting in a special exception increase. I'm in HR. I manage the special increases, yet he did this as a surprise for me.

I manage HR for a growing mid-size company and my boss, the CFO (hopefully soon to be COO) and CEO see promise in me. I've delivered, no doubt, but it's nice to get back what I preach to our managers - appreciate your top performers!!

And I've been given a gift - the gift of a new opportunity. We're expanding into India and I will be managing this endeavor. Wow. I have no idea how I'll do it, but I know I'll do it. That's a good confidence kinda feeling. And I'm half Indian so this is especially meaningful to me.

Most of all, it's given me this new zest for life. I'm so incredibly excited about this. This may sound utterly crazy, but I actually don't want to get pregnant right now anymore. I know, I know. I've learned that us infertiles have little control over timing...

But I'm truly excited about this opportunity. And it's gotten my focus and attention away from the 'what if's' of growing our family. I'm excited about something else!!! For once. For once it feels like in a really long time. And that feels amazing.

I feel like God has finally shown up to give me grace through this opportunity.


  1. WOW that's great news ! Yé for zest !

  2. What great news! You are truly fortunate with your be doing something that you love and to be rewarded, that's something very few people can say.

  3. Oh that's wonderful! How nice to get that raise and to know you're working at something you love. I really am blessed with my job too. So glad to hear how excited you are about work, and I wish you the best with the India-expansion project!

  4. How exciting for you! Congratulations. I'm so glad this new opportunity has given you that "zest" we all deserve. Good luck with the project, I'm sure you'll do an amazing job.

  5. Congrats! It is nice to have other aspects of your life that is exciting! Good luck with the new endeavor in India.

  6. THAT'S GREAT... I too work in HR and I can only imagine how rewarding the experience will be in India.... sounds like you've been really blessed with a great boss too... you'll continue to go far as long as you've got his support.

  7. Wow, that is wonderful news & congratulations on this amazing new opportunity!

  8. Congratulations! You have a great opportunity and you are not taking it for granted. Good for you! It is refreshing to hear such a good work-related story in this economy. A raise? What a concept! I haven't had a raise in like 3 years. (I work for a nonprofit.)

    Thanks for your big ((hugs)) and encouraging words. To answer your question about considering coming out of the IF closet at church, as much as I'd like to, I can't. There are a lot of nosey older women there who adore my DH and were so happy to see him get remarried. If they knew this, OMG I don't know what they'd do. I'm in the place now where I'm in danger of snapping at someone if they bring it up (rather than letting me bring it up). I just don't want to talk about it to most people. I admire your decision to tell, though. Thanks again for your support. It helps so much!

    Good luck with the India project. So exciting!!