Last night I came home from a great night out with my friends and sat in the dark with my husband for Earth Hour. We had three emergency battery-operated tea lights in the basement and only one lone fake candle worked. I sat there looking at the sad lone amber flame contemplating the fact that I began my blog almost a year ago. I have been feeling like I am at a crossroads with my blog and have been looking for inspiration and guidance. In the cold and dark basement with my head on my husband’s shoulder, I unconsciously willed Julie & Julia on to the movie network.
I have been yearning to see the movie again, which is weird, I do not usually watch anything twice. Yet, I had to see it. The pull was so strong I was planning on going to my computer when we turned on the lights and just buy it. But then I would have to wait! Imagine my shock when I flipped through the channels and saw that it was on at that very moment.
When the film came out last summer I went opening weekend and reviewed it right away. My blog had only been up for few months, everything was fresh and new and inspired. Today, with a more retrospective perspective, I see even more similarities when it comes to kitchen inspiration.
I began this online food journey as a means of saving my spirit. I threw myself into my kitchen and my food out of sheer desperation. Who knew that mixing bowls could be someone’s life preserver? I am still barely holding my life and spirit together as I struggle with where I live and how lost I feel. Lately I have had more disappointments than triumphs come out of my kitchen but after watching the movie, I am more determined than ever to be the best foodie I can be.
In a week on Monday April 5th I will be in my second year online. I hope you come and celebrate with me. I will have a little surprise up to celebrate that will require a little participation on your behalf. I am in this with you, after all, my beautiful readers. You have helped me through a lot of pain and suffering, whether you comment or not. You give me a reason to keep learning how to use my camera, LOL, not be scared to sharpen my knives and video it at the same time and most important, find the best recipes in the world for you to make with me in the kitchen.
I hope that I can carry forth the inspiration I felt from the movie into my kitchen once again. I have been on holiday this week, indulging in brunch and relying on old regular recipes that I have made many, many times. Tomorrow I begin again, a new menu for my kitchen, a fresh look at life. I have a feeling it is going to be an even yummier and exciting year ahead!