My promotion board was this morning.....

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My promotion board was this morning.....
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 9:36am
Oh my gosh, I am SO relieved that it's over! I think I did really well, even though I messed up a few things. I addressed a first sergeant as "sergeant" and he cocked his head and gave me this crazy look. I corrected myself, but I'm sure he knocked off some points for that one, lol. And my feet didn't touch the ground when I first sat down so my feet were swinging! After a while I sank in a bit and I could touch just enough so that my feet didn't swing.

This was a HUGE deal for me. I'm smart and I know the material, but I'm a fidgety person and I get nervous in front of people, both of those things had to be seriously curbed in order to do well.

Anyway, I'm now officially a Spc(P)! Such a small step, but it means a lot to me.....


Thanks to everyone for your wellwishes and prayers! You've all been so supportive.

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 9:39am
A-Haaaaaaaaaaaa! So THAT'S the news that you said you'd have for us this week!

Lisa, CONGRATULATIONS on your promotion. It's a big deal to us too!

:) Melissa

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 9:51am
Yae for you ! I get really nervous in front of groups of people too and can't even imagine a group of military people ! Way to go Spc(P) Lisa !


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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 10:36am
YAY LISA!!!! I'm so happy that the board review went well.

Sending a big hug and congratulations,


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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:11am
COngrats Lisa!!!!

IT was well deserved!!



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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:15am
Hi Lisa!!

Congratulations!! I hated those boards too. Doesn't it feel great to have it overwith?! I'm very happy for you, passing the board is a big step and hopefully gives you a sense of accomplishment. :)

Take care,


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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:19am
OOOPS!! I posted the message above, accidentally with a different name. I made a webpage on iVillage to keep family and friends updated on Lilo (my "almost" ex) and forgot I was logged in with that name. Sorry!!!


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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:28am
Congrats to you! THat is a very big deal, you should be very proud of yourself!

Congrats again!


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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:46pm
YAHOOOO LISA!!!!!!!!!!!! Throwing you a virtual YOU DID IT Party!!!!!

So very proud of you!!!!!!

You'll pin on that rank in no time!



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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 2:20pm
Congratulations on the promotion. I totally understand about not being able to

sit still. In fact at my wedding my flowers were shaking so bad, you can see it

in the video. I guess instead of nerves of still, we must have nerves of plastic!!

Heehee! Congrats again. :-) smiles April :-)
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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 3:42pm
Congratulations Lisa! That is so great! It may be a small step, but each one counts! At least that's what I keep telling my husband! I just read your profile! My husband is also a mechanic & was just promoted to E-3 (that's what you got right? I'm still trying to figure out the names with the numbers! lol) So, I know what a big deal that is! He's still not far up the ranks, but it's higher than he was before & I know he worked hard to get it! Be proud of your accomplishments! Everybody had to work their way up the ranks! Hooah baby!

Jenn, NC wife to Tim, Korea