And immediately gets homesick for DC.
Whew, what a week! One of the perks of working where I do is that I had off for a good portion of the fall due to some holidays. Both last week and this week I had Thursday and Friday off . Not too shabby, even if it does make for a hectic 3-day work week! (we cram 5 days of work into 3)
Regardless of the stress I’ve been under this past week was pretty great.
On Monday I got 2 pieces of good news: I was asked to join a networking group I’d been a guest at since the move. #nerdalert It’s all women and there are some talented women from across the working world! It’s also a great opportunity to make new friends :)
I also found out that I’ll be making a quick trip to New York City in December for a reunion meeting of a professional development program I did back in DC. Not only am I excited to reconnect with a few old friends, but I’m also looking forward to a few days on the East Coast, trying a gluten free bagel, and finally seeing Wicked on Broadway! It’ll be a whirlwind 55 hours! From there I’ll go to Chicago for a work meeting and then Austin for a bachelorette party! I’m tired already.
Did I mention that I got to go to Game 6 of the ALCS Championship series last week? The Rangers crushed Detroit that night and clenched a 2nd consecutive championship. Atta boys! I’ve also gotten sucked into watching the World Series, including at a fun Thursday night viewing party.
How was your week?
As I started packing up for my move to Dallas, one of the things I was curious about was the gluten free food community in my home town. There had been a few restaurants pop up with allergy friendly menus but I was still on the fence. How would it compare to my beloved DC?
As soon as I saw an ad for the Dallas Gluten Free Food Expo I started getting excited. I knew that this would be a perfect opportunity to network, chat with reps from my favorite food companies, and get a feel for the gluten free and allergy communities in Dallas.
I spent my first couple of hours volunteering with Udi’s in my role as a brand ambassador. It was incredibly fun to chat with folks who stopped by the table, hear about their love of Udi’s products, and spend time with the lovely Regan who works for Udi’s.
After, my dad met me at the expo (he eats gluten free too and hadn’t been to one of these events before!) for some sampling and exploring. There were so many products and companies there; I visited with some old favorites and discovered new ones too! It was a great experience and I was glad to do some networking for my future business in addition to trying amazing new foods.
Points to Dallas for hosting this event and bring GF folks out of the wood works from across the city, state, and the South!
One of the perks of being a brand ambassador for Udi’s is that they aren’t shy in sharing product. A box full of goodies arrived yesterday and I imagine it will last a while!
plain bagels, whole grain bagels, whole grain & millet chia breads, whole grain hamburger buns!
Good thing there are 2 Udi’s addicts in our house!