Toward the beginning of the movie Julie makes a profound point that I believe will continue to resonate with me for as long as I live. She says the reason she loves cooking is that no matter how awful her day is, or what happens she will always know that if she mixes these specific ingredients together it will always turn out this one way.
No matter what I do, if I mix egg yolks, condensed milk and key lime juice I'm going to end up making a Key Lime Pie. It's that simple.
I had never thought of it this way. Being a complete control freak, I love cooking because of the amount of control it rewards me. It is entirely up to me whether or not the dish turns out okay, and I am the one making a masterpiece out of nothing. Wow, and I just thought I liked to eat.
It was extremely interesting to see Julie's ups and downs as a blogger. Being new to the blogosphere myself I know I'm not going to gain success overnight, but of course I do secretly hope I'm going to change the world.
Earlier today my grandmother sent me the sweetest e-mail about my horoscope for today. I'm not sure if it has come to fruition, but I wanted to share it with you all anyway. My horoscope said:
"Diary pages have magic in them. Write about what you are looking for and what you would like to experience. In 15 minutes of writing, you can alter the course of your life."
All I can say is thanks Gran, and I sure hope that it does.