So last week I received my first real promotion! My former title at Merrill Lynch was a Senior Specialist and last week I was promoted to an Assistant Vice President...it sounds so official! My position and function in internal audit won't change, but I'll be expected to take on more responsibility and keep my performance at a high level. I've always enjoyed my job, and have worked hard at it, but this was a bit of a surprise. I had thought that a promotion was a slim possibility, but unlikely due to short period that I've been full-time (only since May/June). But apparently my performance spoke for itself! ;-) I'm just really happy and really excited that my managers and coworkers noticed my hard work. It gives me all the more motivation to keep working hard and excelling.
I can only imagine what getting that first passing CPA test score back feels like, but this feels really good right now and I'd assume its similar! The promotion has given me more motivation to study too, not sure why, but that's definitely a good thing. I guess that it just brightened my outlook on things, maybe life in general (I was having a bad week). One of those life reassurances...hard work really does pay off. It's awesome.