So yesterday, when the head of credit came over to my desk and pulled up a chair, saying he wanted to have a chat, I was mentally preparing myself to pack up my desk and walk out the door (I've already been taking personal items home, to make the last day that little bit easier). No-one was more surprised than me when he said that he had been assessing the work I've been doing, and is going to give me my DLA - that is, the discretion to approve loans without them having to be checked by anyone else. Seriously I had been expecting the worst so this just knocked me off my feet. He still wants me to run more complex deals past him first, and I'm okay with that.
Came home last night and drew a card from my Wildwood deck. I drew the six of arrows, which talks about abundance, about reaping the rewards of my hard work over summer. As I started this job right at the beginning of summer I thought the card rather appropriate.