Yesterday the big deal I have been waiting for and dreading for six months ended. And it ended with an outstanding outcome. I got a lot of praise - which I tried to deflect, pass on to others, or otherwise try to be humble - but I still heard every word. I soaked it in. And I enjoyed it immensely. This has been the hardest year of my career. I have wanted to quit. I have been profoundly discouraged. And now, for at least a moment, I am vindicated.
I actually went out for "cocktails" with the management group after work. We NEVER do that! And those freaks each ordered one drink and then left! WTF is wrong with them? I had one diet pepsi and didn't insist on staying and getting others to drink more - which is what I used to do on the rare occasions when I would go to a bar - sober. I still know I don't belong in a bar, but yesterday was a very special day.
I would have dearly loved to sleep in this morning, but that was not in the cards for me. So, I will head off to the 6:30 meeting and be very happy to be there.
I feel like a new woman. A new and very happy woman. A sober woman. And I thank God.