I met with my boss and her boss around 9:30 this morning. I showed them my proposal and left feeling confident. I felt heard.
At 1:30 another meeting was underway between my boss, her boss and the existing position who is leaving.
My boss and her boss are meeting with human resources tomorrow at 9am moving forward with my proposed change. They are the last group to convince this is a good business decision/change. I"m so excited I can't even put it into words.