A couple months ago I started a new job, although still with the same employer, it is a different role for a year. It was one of those opportunities that land on your lap and you'd be crazy to turn it down. The role I was in already was a satisfying one, so leaving it was a tough choice. Colleagues I loved, work that challenged me, coupled the ability to go home everyday, leaving work behind me. Leaving that comfort behind was scary at first, but I've quickly settled into my new role.
Upon my arrival to the new unit, I was introduced to several new colleagues. My new supervisor would introduce me like this: "she is an amazing cook! I hear she brings treats into work". While this is true, it was kinda strange to have this idea firmly planted in co-workers' heads as a first impression. Given such an invitation it wasn't long before I started sharing food. I dropped off a Chili Chocolate Cookie to my boss one afternoon. She graciously accepted and then said, "is there butter in them? I'm vegan." What? Who takes a cookie and then asks if they are vegan? When are cookies ever vegan? Eggs? Butter? These are mainstays! But alas, that Chili Choc Cookie was vegan (what are the chances) and she loved it.
Breakfast Cookies (Vegan)
adapted from Because I Like Chocolate