I am sorry I didn’t post last night. It took me until now to compose my thoughts.
Tuesday was a big day. A lot happened. A lot.
Now, I’ve been a TD employee for 11yrs, for 10 of those I applauded and cheered and celebrated as some of my favorite co-workers worked their way to Champions. It’s TD’s annual top performers trip. I’ve seen them go to New York, Disney, Texas and many sunny down south places.
I was a good employee, but my job title was a 1 in 49 chance. It wasn’t meant to be.
When I started with Insurance in January, I sat and listened as they explained All Stars. I smiled and laughed and listened as those who went to New Orleans last year and I gave it no more thought.
Then I got the first email to say I was pacing and in the running. I ignored it. Then the second and I checked my stats. I was 9th, and only 8 go.
For the rest of the year I watched me stay in 9th place. I was so close I could taste it. However, I still was happy only to be making a good showing in my first year.
Tuesday afternoon at 2pm my name appeared on a screen in a darkened room full of team leaders making a TON of noise and some of my co workers. I am a 2015 All Star.
Some of my co workers had to poke me. Disbelief is too soft a word. Stunned wouldn’t cover fully either.
I am so proud of my accomplishments this year. Not just professionally but personally as well.
In February I will be in South Beach Miami with lots of awesome friends celebrating how proud we are to be TDI employees and All Stars.