Wow, whirlwind of a month. It started out with a trip to Hawaii for our 10th anniversary (bliss!), then a bunch of craziness for a very last minute trip to Beijing. Then, Beijing, the jet lag, and now I'm back to feeling like myself. Just in time for November!
I do have one last (oh please, no more) international trips left before the end of the year. (Hello, Brazil!) But, it's the home stretch. Finally.
In big (for me at least ;-)) work news, I received a promotion at work. I've been at the company for exactly two years, and this was a pretty significant jump - as you get more senior, the promotions become more challenging. So, exciting news! M & I have discussed having champagne this weekend to celebrate. :-) I'll know more about the impact on my compensation (salary increase, higher bonus potential, etc) in about six weeks.
While the promotion is very exciting, & I'm happy that my hard work was recognized and rewarded, it doesn't change my plans to leave at the end of the school year. At the next level, the demands are even higher. But, it does do two things for me. 1) The pay will allow me to achieve & potentially exceed my financial goals for the end of the school year. 2) When I do leave my employer, I want it to be clear later (job searching, etc) that I left on my terms, on a high note, and that my performance was exceptional. Being able to demonstrate that I was promoted in a short period of time will make it much easier for me to find other work down the road.
I'm now off to go sort out Halloween costumes & decide what to make for dinner!
What about you? Are you looking forward to the start of a new month & looking ahead to November?