Where have I been?!

Its been almost two weeks since my last blog post! I apologize for the blogging hiatus; there have been a lot of changes going on in my life lately, namely the new job offer I received! 😀

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I’m so grateful and excited for the opportunity to work at Pinstripe. I’ll be working as an Interview Specialist for their client, Citi Bank, conducting candidate screens and phone interviews. I’m also excited to transition from a retail work schedule to a typical office work schedule. While working in retail my schedule was all over the place. Sometimes I’d close at 10:30 p.m. and open the next morning at 8:00 a.m. I also worked 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday (unless I requested off). I’m fortunate to have had a job at all, though.  Some people would give a lot just to obtain any job position. Its been a turbulent year-long search for my first post-college job, but I’ve finally arrived and it feels great. I’m so excited for this opportunity.

During the past couple of weeks I’ve also been in the process of purchasing my first car! Its been an interesting experience finding a car, taking out a loan, looking into car insurance, and sorting out parking. I couldn’t have done it without the help of mine and Kevin’s parents. Their help and advice have literally made this whole car buying experience possible.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve still continued to eat primarily Paleo. I recently experimented with kale.

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I’ll be honest, I love kale. It kind of looks like lettuce but the leaves are thick and dense. Kale is actually kind of crunchy, which is why many people enjoy baking the leaves to produce kale chips! I had a lot of luck sauteing the kale leaves in coconut oil. They made for a great side.

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One thing I did not have good luck making was Paleo banana bread. This bread contains coconut flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ground flax, eggs, vanilla, and bananas. Here’s the link to the exact recipe: http://www.tgipaleo.com/2012/07/09/plain-ol-banana-bread/

I did not like how it turned out. To me, it was plain and flavorless.

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Tonight for dinner I made what I consider a “no fail meal.” Italian herb seasoned chicken breast, steamed broccoli, mashed sweet potatoes, and grapes. I don’t think I could ever get sick of this meal combination. You’ve got your vegetable (broccoli), starchy side (sweet potatoes), juicy fruit (grapes), and protein-rich meat (chicken).

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Thanks for reading! Now that my schedule is starting to settle down, I should be able to post more often. 🙂

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