Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Julie & Julia
I can't say that I am a fan of Julia Child. Of course, I heard of her before. I knew that she cooked. That was about it. So, when I heard about the movie, it didn't interest me. I thought that it was kinda weird that someone would want to cook all of her recipes in a year. It turns out that it was far from weird. It was inspiring.
I remember the year that I turned 29. What a pivotal year! I thought...what am I doing with my life? What do I want to do? Have I accomplished the things that I want to or am I even close? Julie Powell asked herself the same things. She decided that she needed to do something. She wanted to be a writer and she liked to cook. Voila - write about cooking! It worked for her and it has worked for me, too.
When I did my soul-searching at age 29, I liked what I saw. However, there were some voids I needed to fill. I thought about what I like to do. I like to read. I have always wanted to be my own boss. Voila - I opened an online bookstore. I love my store. I have had various ups and downs, but who doesn't?? I'm glad that I took charge of my life just like Julie.
This movie spoke to me in ways that I never imagined. Besides the deeper meaning, I found it quite entertaining. Definitely a chick flick, though. I'm glad I didn't rent it for movie night with hubby. : ) Now I am inspired to do greater things. I can't wait to read the books that this movie was based on - "My Life in France" by Julia Child and "Julie & Julia" by Julie Powell. Both boks are on sale at http://www.thequalitycorner.com/.
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