Busy Busy Busy

Holy Crapballs! 

Has it really been THAT long since I posted anything here?  Sjoe time has literally flown past in one major blur and I feel like that proverbial hamster on that wheel except the wheel seems to be getting faster and faster and faster…

So what has been keeping me so darn busy?  About two months ago we heard that our company was merging with a competitor company and that there would likely be some retrenchments.  Retrenchment policies often work on a last in first out basis and I was one of the few that were “last in”… I was a bit stressed about the possiblity that I would be retrenched but was called in by my MD who approached me to run one of our biggest accounts.  To say I felt relief would be an understatement.   So I started learning about a new product.

Then in a meeting about two weeks later I was VERY quickly (literally in like 3 minutes) promoted to a Divisional Head.  I now run one of the most important divisions in my company.  It’s great but with it has come a flood of information that has not abated as yet and I am learning and flying off the cuff with this new position every minute of every day.

I really want to make it work.  I have to make it work.  I am going to make it work.  There are some excellent incentives in place to make me make it work.  And extra money means not having to necessarily wait as long as we currently have to, to consider that all elusive treatment # 6…

On top of that we went away on our weekend.  You know the one.  It was really nice.  I got to visit my dear friend Maritza and meet and snuggle with her gorgeous babies, I got to walk on the beach, I got to eat oysters in Knysna and had a good time with Cliff and his brother’s family.  Added to that I got to ride on the Gautrain.  If you EVER have the chance – do it!  It’s so first world.  It’s so quick and easy.  It’s so professional.  It was just awesome!

And there is more.  My beloved country has been hosting the biggest sporting spectacle in the world for the last month – the FIFA soccer world cup and we have done SO well.  It’s been practically flawless.  International journalists who previously only had scathing things to say about us have changed their tune DRASTICALLY.  Those same journo’s are now spouting only great things about the warmth of our nation, the efficiencies of our nation and that makes my heart burst with pride.  You see, I know this country has it’s problems (don’t they all?) and our problems are bad.  Crime in our country is a crying shame.  I’m no ostrich but this land of my birth, it’s rythym beats in my veins and I am so unbelievably proud of what we have achieved.  And what we still have to achieve in this nation of mine.

You could not think there could possibly be more right?  A blog friend got her miracle on top of everything else.  Chops, so so so happy for you & T honey.  Delight in this time.  Cos soon you will be mad for sleep and might not be able to delight in it so clearly.

So that’s the story of what’s been keeping me as busy as a bee… I’ve been a bit of a shocker in keeping up on blogs and news but I am catching up and hope to stay on top of everyone’s news once I am.  But please tell me if I’ve missed anything MAJOR :), don’t leave me in suspense!

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16 thoughts on “Busy Busy Busy

  1. Well done with your job!!! That is fantastic! Dj went has been on the train twice and he was also SO impressed! More news on Tuesday……Will sms!

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  2. Yowza, you DO have a lot going on. Congrats on the promotion & reading about your pride in your country put a huge smile on my face. =)

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  3. Huge congrats on ALL the promotions Sam – they obviously know a good thing when they see it! Well done my friend. Missed your blog but glad you been busy with positive stuff. xxx

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