First, before I forget: you have one more day to enter to win a sample of ENERGYbits! Get all up in that!!
Also, the ENERGYbits folks are seriously cool. When I complained to them that I failed to let Brent try any of my sample (too greedy/selfish), and was wallowing in guilt when his first words to me after reading my review post were “I want to try some of those bits!” they were kind enough to send another sample for him!
We haven’t gotten sample #2 yet, but I’ll let you know what Brent thinks, in case you’re interested in the manly perspective. (I’ll probably also snag a few more for myself…commission!)
For those of you who have expressed concern about gulping down 30 pills AT ONCE: yes, it’s a little weird. I’m not that great about pills myself—I’ve choked on my share of those fish oil and vitamin C monsters. But bits are teeny tiny, and I found that I got a nice effect from only 10 or so. Plus, if the pill-popping thing really gets in your head, you can always crush them into a smoothie or something. (You can also technically chew them, but I don’t recommend it. Yuck!)
I think the bottom line is: if you like what these do for your body, and you really believe in them, you can find a way to make it work. It’s at least worth a try!
Oh, and yes, E-bits have some stank to them. (I mean, they’re algae right?) Forewarning: you will be washing your hands after touching them.
Now on to the BIG NEWS…
I’m sure you’re dying of curiosity…
Are you dying?…
Or maybe I’m overestimating how much you care about my boring little life…
Oh fine, I’ll just say it.
I GOT A JOB!!!
(Haha where would you rank my dorkiness level right now??)
I accepted a full-time position as a digital copywriter for a marketing/PR company, and I start the 21st. (Aka LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!)
The company feels like a really good fit—full of fun, energetic, creative people, with a definite work hard/play hard mentality. (When I snooped around on their Facebook page and saw pictures of some of the employees at a beer tasting, followed by a few behind-the-scenes shots at a recent TV commercial shoot, I was sold.)
Downside: it’s on the opposite side of town. Aka a solid 30 minute commute. I know it could be worse…
…but my previous employer was 7 minutes away (I know, SPOILED much) and I’m very, very nervous about winter driving. But I’m sure I’ll adjust. I’ll have plenty of time to listen to podcasts, anyway.
I’m SO excited, and SO nervous. I’ve only had one full-time job in my life, so I’m very used to the way things were there. And I’ve never worked for a marketing company. So obviously there will be lots of learning to do.
My first taste of culture shock so far: I’ll be issued a Mac laptop. I’ve been a diehard PC girl my entire life. Gulp…
I’m also obviously very nervous about Mason’s transition to daycare. BUT I also think it’s going to be great for him, and I have a feeling it’s going to be harder on me than him. We actually started touring daycares this morning, and I already feel so, SO much better about the whole idea after getting just a taste of daycare life.
We loved the place we toured this morning. It came highly recommended by some friends of ours, and after looking around and meeting some of the staff, we were not at all disappointed.
My favorite thing about it: they have a nutritionist on staff who’s well informed about food allergies, label reading, and substitutions. (In case you’re new here: my son’s allergic to 10+ foods, including all 8 of the most common allergens.) This is huge for us.
What a weight off my shoulders it would be to have someone else (someone way more qualified than me) preparing his meals and finding a variety of food options he can actually eat. Plus, I’d finally have a nutritionist who actually knows my kid to run my questions by and get advice from (we’ve been on a waiting list to see a clinical nutritionist here in town for MONTHS).
Since we were touring right before lunchtime today, I was able to see some of the food that was getting prepared for the kids. I was impressed by how healthy it all looked! No boxed junk or sketchy off-colored meats anywhere. And we were shown exactly how meals for food-allergic kids were carefully labeled with their names and kept separate from the rest of the food. Thank goodness for the highly evolved kids’ nutrition policies they have these days!
We originally considered in-home care for Mason, since it seems like the easiest transition from staying home, but given his allergies (and a few other reasons), we decided that a center would be the best fit. Fingers crossed…
Here’s to the next chapter!
Any advice for me? About transitioning to daycare, or maybe, using a Mac??
Suggestions for what to look for in a daycare??
How about podcast/commute entertainment recommendations?