I just watched the movie Julie & Julia – The Project Blog. It’s almost 1:00 a.m. and I should be in bed sleeping. But…the movie inspired me so much that I had to put my thoughts to paper, or in this case, fingertips to the keyboard.
People who never give up inspire me. Julie Powell inspires me. I’ve never met her and probably never will. Julia Powell never met Julia Childs either. But sometimes never meeting the person you’ve built up in your mind is best left to the imagination. Why? Because we’re human and we all have flaws. Yes, even me, much to my chagrin.
For anyone who has never watched the movie, perhaps you should. Better yet, read the book. That is, if you’re looking for inspiration.
Julie Powell was trapped in a dead-end secretarial job. Her idea to recreate 524 recipes–not a task I relish–from Julia Child’s Cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was brilliant. Why? Because Julie Powell was looking to hone her writing and cooking skills. So she made a conscious decision to blog about her experience and raced against the clock to cook all 524 recipes in the span of a year.
Now that’s accountability. And as a result, her efforts resulted in a book and a movie. Hmm…I suppose I’m doing that very thing, only on a much smaller scale. I promised myself I’d blog once a week come H.E. double hockey sticks or high water.
Share your thoughts on who or what inspired you this week.
Until next week,
Dare to Dream Large