Monday, August 3, 2015


I've been drafting a post all about how it's been a little discouraging to apply for any and every job yet only get a real interview to a company that does the equivalent of the Vitamix and Shamwow presentations at Costco. Yes, I interviewed for that and laughed my way through the entire 45 minutes considering that I stressed over my outfit that had to be business professional. If you google "business professional female for interview" that's not exactly what you want to be wearing in Memphis in July, right?

After that I was digging as low as the 'gig' section on Craigslist just to find an extra dollar to spend on produce at Sprouts, but turned away each time I saw something that wasn't meant to be there. I even opened an Etsy shop thinking I could and should be selling my braided bead bracelets. This may eventually become a thing, ladies. 

While I hoped to share a little more time in Funemployment la-la land with Alyssa, I'm here to share that I accepted a job Friday last week and have my first day back at the corporate world today. It's not as scary nor as crazy as you think. I'm jumping into a very familiar world with the company I worked for in Portland, just on the other side of the business from where I used to be. Some things will come quick, others will be brand new ah-ha moments I could have used in the past six years of employment. Gone are the days my guy could count on a hot meal cooked and ready as he walked through the door, goodbye counting the hours for him to get home (since now all I have to do from 8-5 is look across the room to see him!) but hello to some incredible couples teamwork in our meal prep game for the week.

Last night we spent a quick 75 minutes in the kitchen as the greatest meal-prepping team I've ever seen get to work. 

: 8 Smoothie Bags (banana, strawberries, pineapple, spinach - just add milk & protein powder!)
: Italian Seasoned Chicken
: Sausage
: Taco Night Meat
: Bacon
: Sweet Potato Fries
: Zucchini noodles
: Carrot coins
: Freekeh
: Chopped Peppers
: Chopped Onion
: Peach Slices
: Chopped lettuce

What will all of this Tupperware goodness ultimately turn into?

It turns into easier evenings, more time together, healthy food, extra time for the gym, less stress, more love. Thumbs up from me and mine.

Cheers to new beginnings and incredible teamwork!


P!nky said...

WOOOHOO, lady! Congrats on the new job. I know you will rock at whatever it is you signed up for, so go be a beast!

Great prep work makes for fun evening time indeed! :)

Liz said...

Yay congrats on the job!! And very impressive meal prep - I always plan to prep, but my Sunday willpower isn't that strong! I need to step up my game.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I write this currently from Funemployment La La Land, but I am happy to give up my FLLL buddy if it means you're happily, gainfully employed and back to working for the brand you love—with the man you love nearby! How perfect! Good luck on your first day! <3

Blake @ Thirteen Ninety Eight said...

Congrats on the new job!

My boyfriend & I started meal planning last week, and my plan is to cook in the crockpot every day (besides the side items like salad, veggies). I can prep on Sunday and then wake up and just pick whatever tupperware I want and throw the contents in the crockpot and forget about it.

Helene in Between said...

congrats on the new gig! so excited for you. and meal planning, I'm impressed. I REALLY need to get on that.

Nadine Lynn said...

Congrats on the new job!!! :) And way to go on the food prep team work. You are stepping up your game high the first week out the gate....I love it!

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

Congrats on your new job. Also way to go with the meal prep. I only meal prep for lunches.

Julia said...

Congrats on the job! Meal prep is SO key, I do so much better with healthy eating when I am planning and prepping my meals than when I just wing it!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

congrats girl! on the job and the meal prep, thats awesome sauce.

BLovedBoston said...

Congrats on the new job girl - very impressive! xo, Biana

Angie Even said...

So happy you and Brian get to commute together. Sounds like you make a great team!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

congrats on the new job!

kailyn said...

YAY NEW JOB!!! slightly disappointed i did not get a text, betch.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Yay for the new job! How was your first day?!?!

Kay R. said...

Congrats!!! Hope your first day was fabulous. Yay for working together and for the fabulousness that was that meal prep!

Mree said...

Congrats on your new job! That is so fantastic. Hope your first day went well.

Laura Darling said...

Congrats on the new job! That's awesome news! I hope it's going well! Also, way impressed by your cooking!