It was stressful week - sure it was. It always is, isn’t it?
When you travel sometimes the weight of work seems to double. You counteract that fretful imbalance that’s happening at your desk with working twice as much – because although your cubicle is physically vacant, your digital e-mail is open, ready for business and acquiring new messages by the minute.
I was fluttering from one thing to the next: Airport, taxi, meeting at Starbucks, conference, and finally back to the room for a few minutes before a networking session began. That’s when I opened the door to room 721 and discovered an effeminate pink package with bakery twine tied ever so carefully (or so it appeared).
A smiled warmed my face almost instantly. My new co-worker, Julia, called the local Bakery at WaterCourse Foods and sent me mounds of vegan treats.
I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself. There were so many individual items… a chocolate chip cookie, a peanut butter bar, a single sweet potato cinnamon roll, savory biscuit, coffee cake, Ho Ho cupcake, banana chocolate cupcake, blueberry muffin, oatmeal raisin cookie and a spiad orange cupcake.
I couldn’t get through all of the baked goods in totality during my stay, but I did have a marvelous taste test party by myself.
Not only were they scrumptious, but they were bold and took charge of their flavor. As if to say, “Yes, I am a cupcake. You will like me. And oh, by the way, I’m vegan...so deal with it.” My favorite was The Scout Cookie, a concoction of heaven and Earth… I mean walnuts, coconut, cookie and drizzled vegan chocolate.