A cause for celebration

For the past 4 days I’ve been holding back a secret and it has been killing me! But now I’m ready to tell you Monday’s good news…

Ladies and gentlemen, you are now looking Hamilton Health Science’s newest dietetic intern for the fall!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so nervous to check my email on Monday that I asked my mom to come visit so she could be by my side as I checked. I’m glad she was there because I was already crying before I checked it. But those tears of fear soon turned into tears of joy when I saw the email subject with the world “successful”. And just like that, all my stress and worrying disappeared; my biggest dream for the past 3 years has come true!!!

After we called our family/friends and I was able to dry my tears, we headed out to lunch to celebrate. Our destination: The Springs. Some of you may remember I dined there a few months ago and didn’t give it the best review, but I decided to give it another shot.

Since we were celebrating, I had a glass of McManis cabernet sauvignon 2011 with my lunch. I’m not a wine connaisseur, so I won’t attempt to give you an amateur description of the wine. I liked it a lot though!

The Springs restaurant London - cabernet sauvignon

I had the local Wildwood greens with oven-dried tomatoes, red onions, and toasted hemp seeds with a citrus wolfberry dressing to start. It was a pretty standard salad, but those tomatoes made it special – they added some great flavour!

The Springs restaurant London, Ontario - Wildwood greens salad

For my entree I had the dish I was contemplating ordering on my last visit: grilled chili-lime Northern Harvest salmon finished with a spiced acacia honey yogurt on top of warm aromatic spiced Israeli couscous. I loved this dish! The fish was cooked perfectly and the flavours in the couscous were delicious. The yogurt sauce was also a really nice complement.

The Springs restaurant London, Ontario - salmon with Israeli couscous

I can officially say that The Springs is redeemed in my eyes and I will definitely be returning again! Not only was the food fantastic, but the service was top notch too. I couldn’t have asked for a better celebration lunch!

What is a recent accomplishment that you’re proud of?

Have you ever had your mind changed about a restaurant you previously disliked?

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34 Responses to A cause for celebration

  1. Gah! This is so so so so so so (times a million) exciting!!! And I bet such a relief to know where you will be next year! Your life is about to take a turn for the exciting and new girl! I cannot wait to see everything this will bring to you!

  2. Congratulations! I know how hard you've worked to get to this point. You've definitely got a great and exciting future ahead :)

  3. Mo

    Congrats! So, are you moving to Hamilton now? It's such a great city, with the nicest people! My husband went to Mac, and lived there for 4 years!

  4. Congratulations! That is so awesome! You will do a great job in your new internship!

  5. Congrats! You work so hard. You def earned it. :)

  6. Congratulations Chelsea, I'm so happy for you! Glad all your hard work has paid off, and glad you had your mom there to celebrate with you! :)

  7. Yayayyy congrats girl!!! You will be awesome :D

  8. EeeeEEE! Congrats Chelsea!! I hoe you'll be celebrating all weekend, 'cause that's pretty darn epic news :D So happy for you!

  9. Congrats! That's awesome!

  10. Clearly I've already told you this, but it bears repeating: CONGRATS!! I'm so happy for you – I knew you'd own it :-p

  11. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  12. ahhhh CONGRATS CHELSEA!! So happy for you!! xoxo

  13. SO thrilled for you, Chelsea!! Way to go….this is all your hard work paying off and you should be super proud of yourself…I know I am :)!

  14. Weeeeeeee!!! Congrats girl!!! I'm so pumped for you :) very well deserved!! And i love how you celebrated…good food and family? Doesn't get better!!

  15. Aww, congrats, Chelsea!!

  16. CONGRATS this is the best news, so perfect for you and well deserved.

  17. Congratulations on your fabulous news! I am sure that you are so excited and happy! :)

  18. Congratulations! I can't think of a better person fr the job, and I hope this is the start of great things for you :)xxx

  19. Congratulation Chelsea on your new job. Right place, right time, right person. Let's you be closer to your homebase of Burlington and as you know Hamilton and area can be very lovely. I grew up in Mount Hope so know the area well. Have been a transplant in London for 20 years. But more importantly, huge congrats again on your new upcoming life. Are you going to continue you blog? I have gotten used to seeing you on my screen. (-:

  20. Awesome!! Congrats!!! I can understand all of the worry over the internship since I am ages away from one & I worry about it all the time too!! So happy for you!!! You'll do great!! :)Glad you enjoyed the restaurant too, sounds yum! I've had some that I disliked the first time, but have redeemed themselves too.

  21. Oh sweetie, CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so SO happy for you and I know this is a HUGE amount of weight lifted off of your shoulders! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures during the internship! That salmon dish sounds amazing! And now I'm craving couscous! The dish so nice, they named it twice! ;)

  22. I'm actually going to move back in with my parents for the year since they live in Burlington!

  23. Thank you Deb! And yes, I plan on blogging throughout my internship. Maybe not as frequently, but I'm definitely not giving up my blog. :)

  24. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! OMG I am so so excited and happy for you girl! You totally deserve it – I know how hard you work and how passionate you are about your future career – you're going to make an absolutely fantastic intern. Hopefully this is a HUGE weight off your back and the rest of the semester can be stress-free! Your celebration meal looks delicious – salmon is always a favorite of mine, and wine is so necessary! I think for my last grad school acceptance I celebrated by buying myself a six-pack of beer…..hmm hopefully I'll get to re-celebrate by going out somewhere special with my mom this week in FL!

  25. SO dang excited for you!!!!! You totally deserve it, you work so hard and are clearly passionate about it!Wahoo!

  26. oh CONGRATS!!! I remember sitting in Starbucks about ready to open the email with my hands shaking, you have so much to look forward to!!

  27. I am SOOOOO happy for you!!!! That is such a huge relief. I really hope I'll be in the same boat next year!! I think I'll just attend grad school at Guelph though, if they don't reject me!!!!

  28. Hi! I got into Hamilton too :)my friend is a follower of your blog and told me to come check it out. I'm from Ryerson so I'll be commuting from Toronto! But it'll be amazing – can't wait!- Sarah

  29. Congratulations!! That's so exciting, I can't wait to read more and keep up about what you will be doing and how you like it!!- Sarah H

  30. Hey Sarah! Congrats on getting into Hamilton too! I can't wait to meet you! :)

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