Well… it took me 26 years, 7 months, and 5 days, from the beginning of my career, to do it, but I finally did it. Yesterday, I was offered the role of Manager of Business and Cyber Resilience at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Needless to say, I accepted. I had been in the interim manager role since March of this year.

I have to say that it is, both terrifying, and a relief. I believe I have done a good job, while in the interim role, and apparently, my bosses did too. I believe there were some things going on behind the scenes, of which, I was not privy, but it happened, and that’s what counts.

I can’t help but feel a little imposter syndrome setting in, but I think it will pass, once I settle in.

The most satisfying part is that I had the support of my team. They are, truly, the best team. They are a group of consummate professionals… diverse in backgrounds, experience, age, demeanors, temperaments, interests and I love them all. We make each other better. Simple as that.

All this said, I cannot go without saying that I believe God made this happen. I have prayed and continue to pray that I will not let this opportunity go to waste.