I think I'm about to get everything I want at work, and it's terrifying.
Next month, I'll be with my employer for four years. In that time, the organization has gone through two Executive Directors (we're now on our third) and between the support of a new Board Chair and his guidance, the company has moved from being a fairly toxic one in a lot of senses to a more well-functioning, respectful, and productive one.
It's been a long road to get to this point, in the sense that I was written up about 18-months ago shortly after I was promoted (coincidently) for trying to implement a series of systems around data collection and metrics that I've been able to implement anyway in the last year or so, and have received great praise for. As I said, a long road and the experience working there in the past in comparison to right now is like night and day.
Based on the praise I've received specific to these new systems, I was getting the sense that I would again be promoted during my review this coming month. Some other things have occurred and it looks like I'll also be gaining an additional member to my team to manage.
It's thrilling because these are all things that I've been outspoken about, and it feels great to be validated after so much strum and drang. But I'm terrified, what if I get all of these things that I've worked for and wanted and I fall flat on my face? Any advice on how to stand up straight and wear the crown proudly would be appreciated.