Will anyone hold it against me if I gloat for a bit? If you don't want to read a little bit o' shameless self-promotion, exit out of this site right now.
I had a performance review at work today. My boss was honest, professional and respectful about everything. He told me this was not the time or place to simply pat me on the back and say "you're great!". Instead, he wanted to focus on how I can go from great to even better.
So, we chatted. And I learned new things about myself and how to improve in the workplace. But I learned something else that I consider to be equally important: My place of employment is made up of good, good people. The president is a kind man. My boss is smart. And most of all, they really care about me. They really, truly care about me.
Our talk was very positive. And, at a very crucial point in my career life, I can see myself with a really great future. I'm moving up. I'm being recognized as smart and talented and I can probably have a very successful career ahead of me if I keep in mind those areas where I need to improve and grow.
So, needless to say, I'm feeling pretty good right now. I might become a career woman, afterall. Look out corner office with a view - I'm coming after you!