It's been a weird week. Yes, I know it's only Tuesday. I would have said the same thing yesterday (by noon).
When it comes to work, I am what a colleague once described as a "worker bee." Basically I get done what needs to be done, no matter how long it takes, how hard the task, and with no expectation whatsoever of recognition. I'm a behind the scenes sort of girl.
Before noon on Monday a professional opportunity presented itself. A promotion of sorts, though not really because it will involve all of my current responsibilities (with a small bit of redistribution) plus new responsibilities. This is something that I estimated was in the 5-7 years out range in my career trajectory. There are still a few conversations that I need to have and some negotiations will need to take place, so nothing is final yet, but despite people who are my senior being eligible for this, my name was the first to come up when the position opened up, so I must be doing something right. To be honest, I don't feel like I have quite enough experience for this, but I've been assured that others have faith in me and my ability to do this (maybe more than I have in myself).
Later in the day on Monday I was called into a meeting and asked to do something, again that I didn't feel like I had the experience or seniority (though, in this case, I knew that I had the skills) to do. Something far from fun but absolutely necessary. And it sucked. But it needed to be done.
I thought the day couldn't get weirder. It did.
The phone rang. It was a person calling to inquire about my interest in a job. I don't know this person and I didn't apply for the job. The call was completely out of the blue. It sounds like a cool opportunity, but not a good fit for me, if for no other reason but it would require us to move to a different state. Still, I'm not going to lie, it feels good to have people contacting me about jobs instead of the other way around.
The day was just plain weird. Not bad weird, just weird. With potential to be really cool.
So how does this all relate to infertility? It doesn't, at least not directly. The most significant thing for me is that I really feel like I'm finding myself again. I lost me to infertility and then grief for a couple of years. I'm not fully back, but I'm getting there. And apparently others are noticing.
I'm not going to lie, I hope the rest of the week is normal!