How I have missed writing these posts, even writing reviews, these past few weeks. I realised then that the best way to explain what has been Going on, is to write a new chapter in this virtual Diary hehe.
The short story is that I have just gotten a promotion at work.
The long of it, is that this was not an out-of-the-blue, wow-what-an-Awesome-surprise kind of thing. But before I get to the now, I need to go back a little bit.
I am almost 29 years old right now and I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language for almost 12. Yep, I started teaching when I was merely 17. The only time I have not thought was when I was living in Israel for 3 years and I took a different turn, career-wise, though I missed it immensely.
A while after I had come back to Brazil, early in 2011, I delved into my passion once again and with it came the opportunity of becoming a Junior Coordinator and being responsible for the Teens course of a Language institution.
However, I have never been the kind of professional to not have my eyes open and simply do my job without soaking everything in and learning from the People around me. Throughout the last year, I have learned a lot from my Senior Coordinator, who was responsible from the whole school and I have also grown a lot as a professional.
Therefore, when the time came that she had to leave, I knew I was ready to make the leap and take on that position. Something I had actually done whenever the situation arose and I had to fill in for her.
Of course, things didn’t really work out the way one would expect. Rumors started floating that someone else was set to start training and take over the position and everyone that works with me was livid. I ended up having a very good conversation with my bosses and they finally realized that I really wanted this opportunity and that I have what it takes for it. After all, they have always been extremely pleased with my work thus far.
All this to say that I have been away simply because I have been working like crazy and all and any free time I end up having I take it to rest my body and mind.
I have missed you guys!
Now, I would just love to hear your work/career woes!
Have you ever had to fight tooth and nails for a job or promotion you really wanted?