I’ve been working at the same company for about three months now. I am one of those blessed people that was able to graduate from college (in June with a Bachelors. What? High five) and find a job without effort. Actually I had been interviewing for about three months before I graduated with no luck finding employment. I am a terrible interviewer. I say whats on my mind, and I say whats true. I interview people now for a living and I can always tell when they’re just reciting things they think I want to hear.
During my interview phase I met with a women who was looking for someone to do administrative work. She asked me the general interview questions: Why do you want to work here? Tell me your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? She asked what my dream was. If I could do or be anything what would I be? What would I do? I thought for a second about all the things I could say. I want a long-term career with your company…. yada yada yada. They always want to hear that. I spit out the truth instead. “I would open my own vegan bakery.” ……….. Silence. More silence. Intrigue. Amusement. “Now that’s an honest answer.” Yeah. I didn’t get that job. A vegan bakery? Frivolous.
I sit around and wonder why I don’t do it. Why I don’t follow my dreams. I don’t know why. I can’t even answer that right now. We do this all the time. On a smaller scale perhaps. Why we don’t get into shape if we want to. Why we don’t change our health if we want to. Are we scared or lazy? I’m neither. Neither are you. So what the heck are we waiting for?
Ps. Grab a banana nut muffin on your way out to conquer your dreams. It’ll keep you full at least until lunch.
- 2 cups oats
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 4 bananas (3 Mashed, 1 diced)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 28 minutes
- Blend 2 cups almonds and 2 cups oats into a fine flour.
- Pour blended flour into mixing bowl.
- Mash 3 ripe bananas and add to dry ingredients
- Add the vanilla, salt and maple. Stir until combined
- Coarsely chop walnuts and add to mixing bowl.
- Fill 10-11 muffin liners and bake for 28 minutes
- Remove from over and let cool for 15 minutes. Drizzle with maple, extra walnuts and bananas. Enjoy!