I received what some may refer to as a "promotion." For a little background into what I do read here or here. Working for a start-up is... interesting to say the least. It's constant brainstorming, trying, re-trying, failing, growing, and many a sleepless nighting. I was brought on to be an event coordinator and before I knew it, I was also designing apparel and working on product development. It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
But this "promotion" of mine is something I worked my tush off for. I wanted it. Badly. And I showed how badly I wanted it. I realized if you want something bad enough, you'll make it happen. And I did. I put myself out there. I laid it all on the line. On Monday, I move into our new office and on Tuesday, we officially launch our line at our big fashion show.
It doesn't stop here, though. Oh no. It's really just beginning. There is a lot of work ahead of me. A lot of challenges. A lot of road blocks. After all...
"Expect problems and eat them for breakfast."
Yet, I know there will be opportunities. And lessons. And celebrations. Although there is so much already this Summer that is overwhelming me, there is so much to look forward to.
The best part of it all is that I'm still dreaming. I'm still scheming up bigger things. This is one huge stepping stone on the way to the next. The possibilities are endless and the possibilities I have in mind to accomplish... now those are what get me dancing out of bed every morning.
The truth is, we are the ones who offer promotions to ourselves in this life. We are the ones who ultimately decide how far we want to get. Never stop dreaming. Never stop working hard. Not for your employer, but for yourself.