Hey guys! If you follow me on twitter or instagram, then you already this post is a bit of old news and you already know a bit of what I’m up to on… but incase you don’t… here’s a little update for you 🙂 As mentioned, the universe has decided to throw some opportunities in my direction… Not too long ago, I went up to the main foodtruck in our area (a spot we eat at once in a while and this time too) to poke and pry with questions I had. I got answers. I walked away. I laughed with friends. Well, it turns out the women in the window was also the chef and owner of the truck and within a few minutes (or seconds): I was offered a job to “try out the food truck world”! Bam. Thank you, universe.

So yeah, I’ve been spending a few days being the newest member of the foodtruckin’ world. It’s been pretty great. I spend my mornings prepping food for the day in the kitchen and spend my afternoons in the foodtruck window serving customers. I’m pretty pleased to have this opportunity to just kinda show up in front of me…. very pleased actually. Not only am I making the extra income I need, but also: I’m doing something I enjoy and I feel incredibly lucky to only have to spend a very few short hours away from M each day. —>Wake up. Work. Come home to a napping Marlowe. I shower. I make dinner. I make lunch for her for the next day. Dinner. Bath time. Books books books. Play play play. Bedtime. Clean house. Blog (when internet is working). —> The end of a good day.

I’ve been figuring out scheduling babysitting and whatnot as best as I can. I never really had to do it before since I’m so used to spending 24/7 with M. It’s not exactly fun or easy, but it’s been working out and she seems pretty content with my friends and family… which is great cause it’s super important to me to have M as happy as can be when I’m away… even if she’s napping for a quarter of it. And sometimes if I’m really lucky I have a cranky, french fry eating babycakes visiting me 😉

24 Comments

  1. My state is a little behind on the times but I cannot wait for food trucks to make their appearance here. So happy for you and this new opportunity you have!

  2. This is so great, Drea!!! It's probably really good for you to get out of the house and do something different for a change; spice things up a bit! 😉

    Glad to hear it's going well too! xo

  3. That's awesome!! I've never had the pleasure of eating food truck food. 🙂

    P.S. I love your blog and check it every day. Thank you for sharing your life with me. 🙂

  4. Wow! This is so great to see! Congratulations! You look right at home in your own element there. This could be the start of something really wonderful for you. "One door closes, another one opens." You are doing the right thing by you and your daughter…The universe will reward you richly! Keep us posted and best of luck with it all.

  5. Congrats on the new gig! You seem very happy.

    We have an awesome vegan food truck here in NJ, my husband just tried their food in NYC recently and said it was amazing…The Cinnamon Snail.

    And you still have so much quality time to spend with Marlowe. It's great the way it all worked out 🙂

    http://www.whatbenwore.wordpress.com

  6. What an awesome van! I can definitely see you with your own van and I would definitely come visit if it's anything like the yummy food you often post about. Pity we don't live in the same country. Boo.

  7. Whoever took that top photo of you in the truck is a GREAT photographer. I love how it's composed, and you look great.

    Here's to moving on, girl. Good for you to be able to keep calm and carry on and not look back. You are way stronger than many.

    xoxo

  8. Very, very cool. Congratulations! Sounds like a big step in the right direction for making your daydreams become your reality.

  9. That is so awesome you get a chance like this!!! Good luck with your business adventures! Cant wait to read about them 🙂

  10. What a great thing to be involved in! I wish I lived nearby so I could sample some of the food. That truck looks amazing!

  11. How wonderful! I'm so happy for you! It's great that you're able to have friends and family take care of Marlowe while you work. Hooray!
    ~Bee

  12. Man, we need food trucks up here in Canada. All we get is a waffle truck in the summer and hot dog vendors on the corners when it's hot outside.

    Great post, Drea. You sure do know how to find the bright side! There's always a bright side! Sending you light, love, and happiness. Rock on!

  13. photos are Uh-mazing! looks/sounds like you're having a great time. congrats &enjoy!

  14. I check in every day and just have to say, you seem very, very happy. Even though I don't know you I think you are an incredible mom and you are making the best out of a tricky situation, not only for yourself but for your daughter. Just know there are a lot of people out there rooting for you and M. The food looks so yummy! xo Morgan flyfromthehighestswing.blogspot.com

  15. oh i'm so excited for you!!! i just think your heart is so incredible and you have such a wonderful attitude with everything life has thrown at you lately. you are a girl after my own heart, making lemonade. SUCH an inspiration.

    xo.