Thursday, May 19, 2005

Yay! I received a plastic triangle!

Okay, its a big thing for me to have received the plastic triangle! (I think it might be glass, but plastic makes more of a statement :-) ) My company annually gives out Finance Leadership Awards to various positions in finance. I was selected this year to be awarded with an award for my work as a senior financial analyst in Europe for all of my hard work and dedication over the past year. It was a very trying and difficult year for us last year due to restructuring and reorganizing the department, and I took on additional roles on an already full schedule!

Before I came to Europe, 2 people worked full time during the budget season on the code by code budget for 2 of the businesses within my company. Last year I did the cbc for 3 businesses, plus my responsibilities for my role as an analyst for two of the businesses! I often thought that I would lose it and go crazy, and I seriously considered leaving Europe and the company at various times throughout the budget. But since I would be the last person to be called a quitter, I persevered, completed everything on time, and now for all of my hard work and dedication to the job, I have been nominated and approved to receive a financial leadership award! I will go to the US in June to receive the award and attend a banquet honoring all of the winners of this award for the year!

The upside is that I will be able to go yarn shopping in the US...YAY!!!! Although I lived in Chicago for 2 years, that was in my pre-crocheting days, so I will have the fun of seeing what stores and yarn types are available there! Any advice on where to go would be wonderful!

Okay, I need to go get some work done today as I fly back to Brussels tomorrow! Have a great day!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

--Your Secret Pal

Debi said...

How wonderful Kimberly! Congratulations!

Sara said...

congratulations!! How fantastic for you!!! Please let us know what yarn treats you get.

Debi said...

Kimberly, this morning, after I left you a comment, I went back to my blog, and you had been there! It must be the great minds thing.

Sara said...

Kimberly,
thanks for commenting on my blog. Yes, pics of the tattoos will be proudly displayed. And secretly I hope she does have the Emperial March played at her wedding. I'm one of those weird parents who thinks thier teen is a really neat person.

Heather said...

Congratulations Kimberly! Enjoy your triangle!