Becoming the Pin-Up Girl

I'm on a journey from obesity to health.. and I'm hoping to reveal my inner Pin-Up Girl along the way ;-)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

She works hard for the money

I'm sorry that I've been away from my blog for so long. My life.. my professional life in particular, has been crazy-busy and very very exciting. Last week I was given a promotion along with a 10% raise. I'm now the account leader for my account, so I'm supervising my colleague Michael, and I'll soon be adding a third person to our account. I've worked very hard on this account and it's volume has nearly tripled in the 18 months that I've been on the account. Today, my manager Lynn took Michael and I into a conference room to tell us that we would be receiving bonuses for the hard work that we both did in the month of October - apparently she just got our transaction numbers and they were through the roof! The bonus will come in very handy because... my trip to London is back on! I've actually known about this for a few weeks, but I hesitated to mention it in case it somehow fell through again. But no - we're now being sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, which is fantastic. I've always wanted to fly Virgin in business class - so posh! This weekend I'll be doing lots of shopping for winter clothes, of which I have none. I did find a gorgeous wool and cashmere coat at the Salvation Army last weekend for $14!!! It was a hell of a good find. I think I may do more thrift shopping this weekend. This weekend is the last time that I'll have to shop and pack, because on Wednesday Chris and I leave for my parent's house for Thanksgiving. That Friday, my Mom and my Step-dad and Chris and I are headed up to a cabin that we've rented at Pinecrest Lake. Then that Sunday morning, Chris and I will drive home early in the morning - then I leave for London that afternoon. It's going to be a whirlwind couple of weeks.

I hope that you all have a joyful holiday with your families - we all have so much to be thankful for. I'm especially thankful for the opportunity to share my life with all of you - so thank you, from the bottom of my heart.


Blogger Dagny said...

This kind of wonderful news is worth the wait! Be sure to post lots of pictures from London!!!!

7:14 PM  
Blogger arielfreak said...

So happy to hear you are doing so well...London will be fabulous, can't wait to hear about it.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

That's terrific news! You deserve it; you work hard!

...okay, now that damn 1980's video is stuck in my head where thery're dancing in the street singing, "she works hard for the money... so hard fo rhte money"

4:05 AM  
Blogger Shel said...

Wow! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to hear all the exciting details. Enjoy it all because you totally deserve it!! xoxo

9:39 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

congrats on the raise, bonus and promotion! have a wonderful thanksgiving and a kick-ass trip. i can't wait to hear all the details and see the pictures.

love and miss you a ton...

6:03 AM  
Blogger SignGurl said...

Oh, this is most excellent! I'm happy everything is working out for you.

Have a great time!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Hooray - how exciting that your trip is back on!
I can't wait to hear/read/see all about it.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Yuriko said...

That's so great! I'm happy to hear of your success!! I hope some will rub off my way :)

7:34 PM  

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