Friday I graduated from dietetic internship!!! I’ve been waiting for this day to come for the past 10 months – I just couldn’t wait to get out there on my own in the working world. But now that it has passed, I’m a bit sad. This internship has been frustrating, tearful, and even discouraging at times. But also full of learning and self discovery. I seriously feel like such a different person now.
Well, in some ways… I guess some things don’t change.
That picture on the right was taken on Friday during the graduation ceremony for the Hamilton Health Sciences dietetic interns. It was a brief afternoon ceremony with just the interns, our friends and family, our dietitian preceptors, and other individuals involved in the program – it was a really nice time, but I think all of us interns spent the whole thing in disbelief that we are finally done!
After the ceremony we had an hour to kill before our dinner reservations, so we went to The Courtyard for a round of drinks. I had the Robert Mondavi cabernet sauvignon, which I loved! Robert Mondavi wines were the first ones I actually liked when I started drinking wine about five years ago.
At 5:30 we headed next door for our reservations at Earth to Table Bread Bar. I’ve been here a handful of times before, but no one else in the group had. They were all really excited to try it out after hearing my rave reviews.
I started with the arugula and fennel salad with sunflower seeds and fontina, which was really good. My mom also loved her kale Caesar salad, which I’ve had before. JZ was more iffy on it – apparently it tasted too healthy!
Earth to Table Bread Bar has a variety of things on their menu from burgers to mac & cheese to porchetta on a bun. But what they are most famous for is their pizza, which never lets me down. This time I went for the Gusto pizza – a new addition on their menu. It’s made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, rapini, sausage, chili peppers (which I subbed for roasted red pepper), olive oil, and garlic. It was a bit soggy in the middle, but I still loved it!
The restaurant staff knew it was a special day for me because of Twitter, and they made it even more special by sending us out a complimentary dessert platter. There were lemon squares, vanilla cheesecake with sour cherries, and brownie with toffee bits – I sampled them all and was not disappointed. Big thanks to the Bread Bar staff for the thoughtful gesture!
I finished the day stuffed, happy, and proud. And maybe a bit scared of the upcoming job hunt… but I’ll worry about that after my trip to England in a few weeks. For now, it’s time to enjoy freedom for a bit!