20 Feb

Considering Brian ends up choosing most of the movies we watch on movie night, I decided to force him to watch “Julie & Julia” (I think he actually liked it) last night. I had seen the film when it originally came out but I have been wanting to see it again ever since I started this blog. For those of you who have not seen it  I will give you a quick breakdown- Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams) is in a rut…her life feels like it’s going nowhere, she hates her job and she’s feeling pretty blah. So in an inspired moment she starts a blog titled the “Julie & Julia project” where she tackles 527 Julia Child recipes in 365 days. In the process turning her life around and finding her joy again. Clearly you can see why I may have wanted to see the film again?? It shares a lot of the same themes as 365 til 30.

I loved the scenes that followed Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) living in Paris. I found so much inspiration in seeing then considering my upcoming trip and obsession with Paris. I went to bed dreaming of Paris! Oh and  the cooking scenes with both women made me to want to tackle a recipe tonight! I actually have a Julia Child cookbook that I am going to pick a recipe from for tonight- post to follow. But what inspired me most was watching Julie find her joy again through a blog/project while tracking the ups and downs of the process. I totally related to the scene where Julie has a breakdown on her kitchen floor and turns to her husband, and asks with tears in her eyes, “What happens if I can’t tackle all the recipes?!?” It reminded me so much of the night I came home a few months ago from a crazy day of tango, baking and French and had a melt down on our bed. As I sobbed I asked Brian “What happens if I can’t do any of the goals well or get them all finished in 365 days?!? Huh, then what Brian?!” He looked at me and said “I think your readers will only be sad if you don’t get Frank.”

I have to admit I still get wrapped up with how this is going to come together in the remaining 5 months until my 30th birthday. Am I really going to get all these goals accomplished? Is that why you guys like my blog? To see if I succeed? Or is it the process? I am in a constant battle with myself about it. My type A personality is very focused on the goals to the point where I get a little crazy while my zen personality is just enjoying the process.

So my question for you is….Is it the result or the process?

With that said I am off to tackle a Julia Child recipe.


“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
Julia Child


6 Responses to “139”

  1. onepartgypsy.com February 20, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    the process!! the process!!! …..and the roadtrip… but even that is still about journey and not the destination, right? xx

  2. Barbara Potter February 20, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    The process most definitely

  3. david February 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Figure out what you don’t like doing, and don’t go out and do that–David Hicks

  4. t February 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    It is neither the process nor the result. Rather, it’s the journey is the thing.

  5. itsakoolife February 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    The process. Not just the process of this year for you, but you in the process of life – this year being one slice of it. We can all relate to that.

    And how the goal and the process of achieving it are like the yin and yang – the process is set in motion by the pursuit of the result, but then the end result isn’t always the point or the best part.

    You’re doing it, Girl! Hang in there and keep your chin up knowing you are loved!!!

  6. WELL in L.A. February 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I am simply in love with you tackling a Julia Child recipe. I think it speaks volumes about your journey! with love! -e

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