It's All About Work

One of the things that kicked off my mini-break from blogging was an opportunity that came up at work.

A promotion.

One that I knew I wanted, but wasn't sure that I was ready for.

Whilst I was on a five day weekend {one of the perks of being part-time} and out walking with a friend that I work with {Emma} she mentioned that she was being considered for a promotion, but that she also thought that the position was going to be advertised internally.

When I got back to work on the Tuesday I saw that the position had been advertised and that applications were due in by 5pm the next day. Like I said it was a position that I really wanted, but it had come up sooner than I had hoped. I wasn't sure that I was ready to take on extra hours and the added responsibility, and I wasn't sure that I had been back from maternity leave long enough to have proved myself.

I spoke with my supervisor about the role and she encouraged me to give it a shot. She was really positive about it, but also said that even if I didn't get the role this time I would at least have my name out there for next time. I was worried about how Emma would react considering that she had confided in me that she really wanted the job, but after finding out that our company was considering promoting two people I spoke with her and she also encouraged me to give it a go.

So I went home that night and put everything I had into writing the best possible application letter. Submitted it. And then found myself desperately hoping that they would take me seriously and give me an interview.

I week later I did have my interview. I felt confident afterwards that I had given it my best shot. Nervous, but optimistic.

It took a week before I got my answer. Which turned out to be the best possible answer. Both Emma and I were successful and we both got the promotion!

I am so excited! It isn't anything major, but it is a big step up for me and it is definitely one step closer to one of my career goals. Plus it comes with the added bonus that I am still able to work part-time. I'm very lucky to work for an amazing company that truly values work/life balance and I'm excited about what my future there holds.



Lucy said...

Ooooh! How exciting!

Lulu said...


Sounds like a great opportunity for you and I am glad to hear that your blogging hiatus was for something good :-)

Ange & Phil said...

Congratulations Tam, That is wonderful news! xoxo

Tamsyn said...

Thank you xx