"You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind."

I had no idea but two weeks ago on a Monday my life was about to change...

My cell phone buzzed, it was a Nashville number.  My heart always jumps a little when I see a Nashville number because that is where Omni's Home Office is located.  I answered the call.  "Omni Visions, this is Elizabeth."  My CEO was on the other end.  "Hold on a sec, let me get Kathy."  (Our Omni Program Director).  My mind came up with 2000 things this could be.  Eric spoke quickly, "Don't worry... you aren't in trouble."  I felt a bit better but there were still about 20 knots in my tummy.   I thought about what this call could be.  My boss had told me about a possible promotion to begin formally supervising all our Kentucky Trainers.  I thought that must be it!!   But then he said...."We want to talk to you about becoming the Regional Director."  I paused... (I thought HOLY Sh*&%) But some how I was able to produce, "I am so flattered, if you could see my face right now I have a huge smile." 

I really looked like this...
 

We worked out a meeting time for that Wednesday.  I had
tons of reflections, crying, smiles, and talks with Tommy, Spicer, and my parents.   I had my meeting, went over tons of questions and comments, and said.... YES!!!  As of this Friday we announced it to everyone.  As of Friday I am the New Ky Regional Director!   I am excited, scared, and thrilled to have this Journey.  It's times like these I really wish my grandmothers and papaw were still living.  My Mamaw especailly pushed me to allways do my best and to dream big.   I know she is smiling.  I hope I can make her very proud!
Here's to a new chapter in my life! 
Tommy Proudasall-Gehtaut.
09/03/2012 10:36

I am so proud of you, but not for the promotion, which to me is merely a formal, professional acknowledgement of everything about you that I love. I am proud of you for who you are, and who you inspire me to be. You not only make me a better person, you make me WANT to be a better person. I love you now and forever. Congratulations, sweetie. You're awesome.

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Tommy McElrath
09/03/2012 10:37

I am thinking that I should be concerned about that guy up there ^^^^^.

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