i love writing the title of this post.
ahhh...that feels nice.
honestly, i haven't had a promotion in years. i have made some lateral moves in order to make a transition into the more "creative" side of buying instead of planning. it was a tough decision, because i essentially went backwards in my career, in order to eventually move forward into the buying role that i've always wanted.
well, i finally got it. let me just explain how it all worked out.
i was a district planner in portland, oregon for macy's. i excelled at that job, but i knew that i wanted something more. i wanted to be on the buying side...deal a lot more with product...and less with numbers (which i learned is not really true at all, but was the goal at the time.) as i started interviewing for buying roles, i was told it was better for my career take a step back, learn the basics, and then move forward into a buying role. this would put me at the associate level, which ultimately meant i was reporting to a buyer, but technically in charge of my own department.
since i was moving to new york, starting a new job, and didn't know a soul...i decided this was the best option.
when i got to new york, i learned about something called "assignments." supposedly, an associate usually has 2 or 3 assignments before they are promoted to buyer. this was a bit of a shock to me, as i felt i would be ready after my first.
long story short...i was in my first assignment for 13 months, and then moved to the home store for my second assignment which lasted only only 8 months and 1 week.
and now i have an office. and i'm a "buyer." my hard work paid off, and it feels good.
it feels real good.
i'm definitely not trying to brag, but sometimes excitement can't be contained. and as i sit here on friday afternoon of my first official week, i'm happy. things are good. i'm a lucky girl.