In shock!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Take a deep breath! You’ve done it! Cool

Post # 4
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@UKbee:  YAY! Congratulations! 🙂 Just breeeeeeathe, it’s a good thing 🙂 Actually, it’s a fantastic thing! I’m sure they didn’t make a mistake. 

You can do this. Jump up and down with excitement, you’re allowed! Then go out for a fancy dinner, drink some champagne and then, after the news has sunk in, sit down and give yourself a pep talk. Maybe write down a plan of how you’re going to deal with your new responsibilities? It might help you calm down and see it’s doable. But first and foremost be happy, you deserve it! 🙂 

Post # 6
954 posts
Busy bee

Congratulations and best of luck! 🙂

Post # 7
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

You can DO it!!! Congrats!

Post # 8
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@UKbee:  Congrats, girl!!!! Be proud of yourself, you deserve it 🙂

Post # 10
11287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@UKbee:  how exciting for you.  congrats!  may i ask what field you are in?

Post # 11
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

Its a huge thing when you’re suddenly picked out of many others to do a specific thing, and perfectly reasonable to suddenly wonder if you really can do it. But hey, they picked YOU, so they must have faith in your abilities, and so should you!


enjoy it and congrats!


Post # 13
11287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@UKbee:  sounds like a wonderful position.  good luck!

Post # 14
114 posts
Blushing bee

Congratulations!! That’s very exciting!! And yes, you CAN do it, even if you have to “fake it until you make it”, as they say.

I was just having this talk with my SO last night, about my new job where my manager keeps referring to me as a professional in the field I got my degree in. I have worked in related fields since I graduated, but I just keep thinking, “is she referring to me??”. It’s definitely scary, and sometimes I feel like a fraud, like I can’t give an answer to questions I should know, but you know what? It’s normal, and you’ll learn (quickly!). And just be honest, like you mentioned, that it’s a steep learning curve and you don’t know everything yet.

Good luck to you, it’s going to be awesome for your career, and I’m sure you’ll be great!

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