Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Funny Old Life aint it?

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!

9 comments:

Further on up the road said...

Now there is a Japanese phrase a friend of mine once taught me - you know him too... and I foolishly used it in earshot of some tourists in Dorset once. I think I'm lucky I'm still alive... !

Liz said...

Wow! What a fantastic thing to come home to! Congratulations! And to be put forward by three people: that must make you feel good too. Well done. We'll look forward to hearing about your adventures.

lady macleod said...

That's what I call a bounty of goodies! Well earned I'm sure, and it sounds like the timing was right on the moment. I'm sure you will have many adventures to blog for us.

Cynnie said...

where in the states ?

just in case I happen to be there..

postcards!!

Lord Higham-Johnson said...

All very mysterious but what exactly do you do?

Shirl said...

Well done! What a wonderful thing to happen - enjoy every minute of the opportunities ahead of you - I AM jealous!

Bernie said...

Sounds great. Congratulations! If your US visit takes you near Washington DC let me know - we can say hi over a cup of coffee.

Anna said...

Wow brilliant! That will be so much fun. Is Mrs DeeJay getting left at home though? Take lots and lots of pictures won't you!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, deejay. I am catching up. Belated congratulations!