I got promoted!

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I had my yearly review two days ago and I was surprised to find out that I got a promotion!

The reason why I was (and still am) surprised is that I’ve been on temporary assignment in a different department for the past year and I’m just now moving back to my original job in a few weeks.  But they decided to promote me anyway!

I wanted to thank those of you who were so kind and encouraging when I expressed some disappointment due to a recent internal job interview.

Thank you so very much! <3

Funny how life can be sometimes…  I felt so let down after not getting the job I wanted and a few weeks later I find I’ve been promoted to a higher position than the job I applied for!

So now what?

Since my income has increase, I’ve been thinking about what to do with my budget.

This month I spent a lot of money on home decor, Buddy, and Groupons for Hawaii.  Subsequently I’ve had to pay one of my highest credit card bills in the past few years.  (Side note: I try to charge most items on the card with the most rewards)

So I’ve really been feeling a money crunch!

After getting the good news I’ve felt the full spectrum of budgeting mood swings:

First, I wanted to save, save, save!

A day after I thought about treating myself:

Another Chanel purse?  $3000?

A Moroccan wedding blanket for the foot of my bed?

After some serious virtual window shopping (enough to the point of exhaustion), I think its best for me to lay low and refrain from buying anything special.

I should really be paying myself first instead of locking it up into an object.  Not very fun and exciting, but it’s for the best.

I’m just hoping I don’t change my mind!

♥ E&I