I feel like a broken record. I have this tendency. I have made a practice of, when speaking to a friend, relaying a story, pausing mid-sentence and asking that friend "Have I told you this before?"
I am also a broken record in my entertainment. Seriously...have you noticed I have watched Julie and Julia for the past three days? As I type it is playing behind this window on netflix...seriously. When I like a song, I listen to it constantly until I can sing it by memory.
So, today, as I watched Julie and Julia, I moseyed over to the real Julie Powell's blog. While I have done a little research and am not a huge fan of Julie herself, I identified greatly with the fictional Julie from the movie. Anyway, I was reading part of the blog, which hasn't been added tool since Julia Child's death in 2004, and I read about how Julia Child didn't even take a cooking class until she was 37. 37. I am not even 24 yet, and I feel so old. At times, when I am at home, doing my housewife thing (which I do love) I look at my life. I am married...which was probably what I wanted most out of life, and am so happy that I am, and to the man of my dreams, I am so blessed. But then I look at my lack of schooling...not currently in school but planning on going back, working on my AA. I look at my empty home, no children, not expecting..and I can't help but wonder if life is passing me by. I know that I am in a season, a season in which the Lord willl teach me a lot. And, today, I was encouraged, I was encouraged by a woman who has been dead for six years. A woman who started something that would change her life...when she was 37. So, today, as I head out to run errands, I think, I have a lot of living left, and a lot of opporunities ahead. Who says you have to do your biggest things in life right out of high school...who says society has to define youtha nd beauty and success. I am a housewife, and I am happy. Julia Child started cooking classes for her husband and her love of food, not to impact the cooking world...so, I am going to start small and start at home (while watching Julie and Julia again and again)!
So there! And Bon Appetit!