So having been really miffed at having to come back to work after one of the best holidays ever, I was not looking forward to getting back into the particular rut that I had crawled out of for the 2 week break. I hadn't realised just how frustrated I was and was always trying to put a brave face on it simply to convince myself rather than others that everything was dandy.
Well, only half a day back in, I got a phone call from someone in the U.S. who is several levels above me on the project that I have been working on for the past 2 years basically sounding me out to take on a project role that would have me leading a global team and reporting directly to her. She told me that whilst I was away there had been a pretty high level powwow about a new organisation for the project delivery phase and that no less than 3 people had put my name forward as the obvious candidate for this particular role. I of course played it cool and told her that I would need to think about it over the weekend. I was being chased again yesterday for an answer (keen or what?).
So to cut a story that is getting longer by the minute, short, I have accepted. I am really looking forward to a new challenge, some autonomy of operation and the opportunity to do what I know I can do best.
However it doesn't end there. Firstly I have to travel to the U.S. next week to get things underway and then today I was asked if I would go to a project workshop for a week at the end of the month IN TOKYO!!
Now to visit Japan has been an ambition of mine simply forever and now the company is going to pay me to go there. Look forward to some more pics guys and some culinary tales!