Exciting News!

I’ve been waiting to post about this for a while but I wanted to wait until things were all neatly squared away before I made a big announcement. I’ve been pinching myself and crossing my fingers and toes (and holding my thumbs!) because I was sure things were going to fall through. I was convinced things were going to fall through and I was going to left sad, disappointed and a crumbled shell of a woman. Thank goodness that didn’t happen, right!

Okay, after all that hype, do a mental drum roll for me….

I got a job at Eden, a 5 diamond restaurant in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

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I am beyond thrilled. The most thrilled. And oh-my-god so terrified. It’s such a nerve wrecking idea, that in a few short weeks I will be packing up my entire life (again), saying goodbye to my friends and family (again), and heading across the country to peruse my dreams (again).

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I’m insanely excited about living in the mountains again – they’re so majestic and amazing and seriously if you’ve never taken a trip to Banff, get on it! I’m filled with this sense of accomplishment, a restaurant of that caliber wants me to work there. They do tweezer food, people! I can’t wait to put on a fresh jacket and walk into the kitchen for the first time. I can’t wait to make my first big mistake, just to get it over with. I especially can’t wait for the first time the chef praises me and my confidence grows just a touch.

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I’m so nervous, I want to make the best impression possible. I want to be perfect right off the bat. I want to never make mistakes and be able to do things more quickly and efficiently than I ever have before. I want to never stumble or get confused. I want to have the knowledge and the skill they expect of me. I want to be great.

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I know I keep saying it, but I’m just so excited for this new adventure. To work somewhere putting out food I can be proud of. To push myself to be a better chef. To explore new sides of myself. To give 110% and in turn build the confidence in myself I’ve always been lacking.

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I will make mistakes, I will stumble, but I will always get back up and keep going. I will be great!

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