Dream Come True
Today started as any normal day. I went in, had breakfast, and started my work tasks. I then get a meeting invitation from my director and the two team leads for near the end of the day. All day, I kept thinking that it was a meeting to go over the feedback I gave about Support, but then 4 PM came and here’s what actually happened. At first, the meeting ran late and I went back to my seat, but a few minutes later, my team lead came over to start the meeting. We went into the director’s office and we all sat down. The director started to explain how well I was doing and how the department was shifting, I then knew, what was about to happen. I lost my breathe as my director started to explain my shift in responsibilities as I was finally moving towards a Software Engineer role, that’s right, I no longer have the Test in my title. Now, the reason I wanted to document this moment in time is because it might sound like just a title change, but it’s so much more. Ever since I wrote my first line of HTML and even more when I wrote my first crappy iPhone app, I knew with all of my heart I wanted to be a coder. I applied to so many developer positions and the first role I applied for at my current job was a developer position, but I wasn’t given the chance at the time. I don’t say that to complain, but just to show you how long I waited for this change and the emotions that are behind it. I also wanted to document this moment because this dream come true could not have happened without my director, all my team leads, and all those people that stuck their name out for me, including Michael Mihalik, Joseph Pietrzak, Robert Arblaster, and so much more. Granted I worked hard, but if it wasn’t for these individuals, the right people wouldn’t have looked this direction. Thank you all those who really helped me get to where I am today. I hope to keep applying all the things I learned from all these amazing individuals. I’m super excited, but I’m also anxious because I want to put a positive mark on the product. I really do want to put more good changes than negative, but at the end of the day, I know I’ll continue to learn. At this point, I’m just waiting for the starting day, while continuing my current tasks. The time is finally here, I just hope I continue to do my best. The next day after I got the news, I saw a post on LinkedIn where someone was essentially asking for a developer position. The thought I had at the moment was, “how dare you” because in my mind, you’re basically asking for the benefits without putting in the time. My point is that it means so much more to do the time and have perseverance than just ask for the position. Dreams do come true, it just might take some extra time and you should never stop believing.
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