i found out today i got the new position i applied for a few weeks ago! more than anything, i'm glad that interview didn't just feel good but went well. there's also the not-so-small fact that i will be making considerably more money, and get to do a lot more of the parts of my job i really enjoy, with less phone call answering. to me, that is a bonus. there are a few parts of my job that i seriously dig, which involve researching issues and crafting emails, and i will be doing a lot more of that.
i also feel good to have made this kind of move up in the ranks. i don't think i would have been this motivated or encouraged to do more at work if i didn't have a few people at home pushing me gently. the support i get at home has really changed the way i view work. i still feel weird thinking of anything as a "career" but from the very beginning i thought of this job as a great opportunity to do more. i just took it seriously in a way i haven't taken anything in a while. i'm so glad i did. some of it was small things, like making sure i dressed up every day, and trying to learn as much as i could all about the different parts of my company, and some of it was definitely attitude based. i honestly think of this job as valuable, in that i have a real, direct effect on people's lives, often in a positive way. i'll be in my current position for another month while i make the transition and tie up my own loose ends, and then! i get to move to a bigger and better cubicle, and listen to music while i work, and not have to log out of the phone when i have to pee. delightful!