And I do, really.
As I’ve idly said before here and there, I don’t talk about my actual regular job on here, a library position at the University of California, Irvine, simply because I don’t think it’s professional to do so, nor does it apply to most of what I do talk about (beyond being a wonderful resource for all the books I read, of course!).
But I think I can make an exception today — as of yesterday, while the actual work duties remain the same, a thorough revision and update of my job description means that I have been officially reclassed to a higher work level, with a nice little salary boost to go with it. I’ve been waiting on this for a little while — and more than once people have marveled at my patience! — but I knew it would come along and so it proved.
I am always careful to note that one’s life is not one’s work and vice versa, no matter how inclined or apt one might be for the job. And I certainly do not claim perfection in my work, there’s stuff I’ve had to work on and be mindful of, and I will continue to do so. But it is very gratifying to see one’s efforts noticed this way, and it’ll help me greatly with a variety of long-term plans, ranging from further travel to other work ideas in general.
I spent last night with a couple of friends over a good meal at Wahoo’s plus some beers just enjoying life and catching up a bit. Because why not celebrate? Thanks to them and to everyone else who’ve extended their good wishes and congratulations, and here’s to hoping you all get some equally good news like it as the summer closes!