Julie & Julia Get The Juices Flowing

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Just finished watching Julie & Julia, with Meryl Streep’s Oscar nominated performance as Julia Child (pictured above with a mysterious creature I’d rather never have to encounter on my plate). I don’t think I could be described as a foodie, and my trips to the kitchen mostly consist of snatching milk & cookies and occasionally tossing a salad, so my interest in the movie had more to do with the story about these two women who found a passion and just went with it. Also the fact that they both happened to find lucrative publishing contracts along their journeys sort of caught my attention, though of course the lesson wasn’t lost on me that if you just do what you love you’ll find success in the pleasure of the execution.

The few of you who has been following this blog since it’s inception have probably noticed that my passion for blogging has somewhat waned over the past 3 years. Truth is, once the novelty of publishing every passing thought has worn off, blogging can quickly become a tedious exercise if there isn’t all that much to write home about. When I think back on some of the more ambitious projects I’ve taken on, I realize that the passion wasn’t necessarily there from the start but rather just grew out of the act of doing something with set goals in mind. When it was design projects, the goal was to meet the deadlines and end up with something I wouldn’t feel ashamed to have my name attached to (more or less). When it was fitness, I wanted to lose a few pounds and get healthier, and in the process became a full-blown hardcore fitness queen. When it was dating… well you get the picture.

I’ve seen blogs about everything from daily paintings, daily photographs, daily recipes, daily sex positions even (actually I just made that one up but it must surely exist). I need to find ONE creative thing to do every day that is attainable, that’ll keep me interested enough to follow through, and more importantly, give me a reason to get out of bed every day. As Julie says in the movie, the only way I know how to get anything done is to put a deadline on it, so I need to decide on that ONE thing say… a week from now. Actually, scrap that since I’ve just started PMSing and then of course the following week of pain & trauma is also out of the question…

One month then. That’ll give me plenty of time to dab around and figure out the ONE thing that can keep me going for 365 days. If you have anything to suggest, I am willing to take it into consideration! I’ll report back on Sunday April 11th to reveal what you my dear friends can look forward to reading about (or simply viewing) for the following year.

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7 thoughts on “Julie & Julia Get The Juices Flowing

  1. oh, i love that movie!!!!!deadlines are always a good idea.as for things for you to write,i'll brainstorm and get back you-i'm in the very same predicament!lmao,love,love,love,-emm

  2. Mum: I knew they were ugly fish but had no idea they were that horrific looking. Don't know if I could bring myself to eat any now, but then I'm having trouble with most forms of animal protein other than milk products lately. Not at all by choice mind you, but what's for sure is I couldn't attempt this sort of challenge now unless it was based on The New Vegetarian Epicure for instance (which I bought some years ago and have yet to make something from)…

  3. littlewolfe: I'm thinking it'll probably hard for me to stick to just one thing and it may very well end up being a combination of creative projects. Just would be nice to somehow have simple guidelines to follow every day. Thanks for the encouragement! xoxo

  4. Emm: maybe we could nudge each other along a little bit eh? You could start a blog just to have a venue to share your creations and have people like me come and check in and give encouragement. xx

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