Good morning! Before I tell you why you should always take your fortune cookie, I want to say a huge thank you for all of your sweet comments and congratulations on the new job! I’m officially into my second week and still cannot believe I get to wake up and go to my dream job every morning.… though the work is starting to pile up so I”m sure the reality of it will soon hit me.
Funny story -one that I’ve also been keeping from you. What can I say? I like to be mysterious.
So, the night I received the written job offer the hubs-to-be took me out for an impromptu celebratory dinner. We walked over to a cute Chinese restaurant in our neighborhood that neither of us had tried yet. For those of you doubting my choice of words -yes, I did just say cute & Chinese restaurant in the same sentence. We ordered up the traditional sesame chicken, brown rice and broccoli and toasted to being the most fortunate soon-to-be newlyweds on the planet. Once we had scraped our plates clean, the waiter dropped off our check, one paper box of leftovers and two fortune cookies for Rob and I.
While I don’t love fortune cookies, I do love trying to make sense of silly and sometimes senseless fortunes. Wouldn’t you know, my fortune was neither of those.
Ok, so my fortune didn’t come with a cute chevron background but I promise you, the message was the same. I sat there for a few seconds with my mouth hanging wide open before Rob asked to read it.
Being offered such an amazing job has me excited -thrilled beyond belief- but I will admit part of me felt a bit intimidated to suddenly be the Registered Dietitian behind the #1 health app. After all, I am a newly Registered Dietitian, fresh out of school, and have a lot to learn yet… but this silly little fortune reminded me I have what it takes.
It’s rare but sometimes fortune cookies say just what you need to hear -which is why you should always take yours and why I’ll never, for the rest of my life, leave an unread fortune behind.
Fortune cookies: eat them or just read them?
Congratulations on your new job!!!
Wow, crazy! It was meant to be :-) And I always read my fortune first, then eat the cookie…can’t waste it!
Wow, that’s awesome…and great advice!
Congrats on the new job!!!!!
That is so awesome that your fortune was so dead on! I can be like that with new RD opportunities as well doubting myself but I have to remember that I know a ton of information and am truly able to help people.
Adore this! Congrats. I eat and read (though I would eat more if they were the dark chocolate covered kind!) and my husband just reads them.
I got one that said “You will be unusually successful in business.” And I’m graduating from business school on Friday!
Love it & a huge congrats to you!!!
I am with you and just love to read the cookies, sometimes they say some pretty random things!! Your’s was right on though!! Go Elle.
Such a great story! Thanks for sharing the fortune too because I think we could all use that little reminder every now and then. As I’m currently evaluating career choices and options, I’m really happy I read that.
I always read them too! This reminds me I haven’t had food that ends with a fortune cookie in a long time. Time to change that!
I LOVE reading my “fortune.” Once my husband got a fortune that read “Help! I am stuck in a fortune cookie making factory!” We seriously sat there for a minute, not knowing what to say.
Ha! I don’t know if I would have felt sorry or tricked if I got that one!
I have my fair share of fortune cookies and I always read them! I have learned that sometimes they are just for fun, a recent one I opened lately: Digital circuits are made from analog parts.
Anyone want to help me interpret that?! :P
I absolutely love when fortune cookies coincide with your life, and when they do it always seems to be exactly what you need to hear. Congratulations on your new job! You will be wonderful and excited to see what’s to come!