2010 was challenging in many ways at work. I put my best foot forward and expected the recognition for it. It was a close call, though. I was disappointed when I discovered I might not get the rating I deserved, but someone who believed in me fought for me. It's a good feeling to know someone thinks you do a good job. What's even better is to hear that people recognize the change in you - a new found confidence, an optimistic outlook, a stronger work ethic, an "I'm not going to take your shit anymore" attitude. Sometimes that's all you need to get by!