“The Julie and Julia Project”

“Julie and Julia” is a book published in the year 2005 and was made into a movie in the year 2009. That’s the movie that I just finished watching and I must say that it was worth each and every second. Based on a true story, I believe, it’s about a New Yorker Julie Powell who takes up a project to complete 524 recipes in Julia Child’s landmark cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. Intertwined with Julie’s story is the true tale of Julia Child who herself conquered French cuisines with passion, fearlessness and plenty of butter. Julie Powell blogs about her project each day and gets to be a writer in the end.

Well, if you all think that this post is about how great the movie is or how cooking feels, then I’m sorry. This post is about how the movie changed a part of me. I learned something very valuable from the movie.

I’m a bit of a perfection freak, although nothing I do ends up perfect. I tear up most of the first pages of my notebooks because the first page of my notes has to be perfect and so I tear them up and rewrite them. Just like that when posting a blog, I go through many stupid procedures and stare at it for hours to see if anyone read it, although the app lets me know if there is a feedback of any kind from anyone. I even post according to the timeline difference from here to America so that I end up posting during the time most of the people might be using the net and not sleeping or are at work. And when I get zero views, I tell myself that it’s because I posted it at the wrong time and so no one got to read my post and that is why there is no feedback. Writing this up and reading it I feel and you must also feel that I’m really pathetic and desperate. Well, let me tell you that this is what I learned from the movie “Julie and Julia”.  Passion and Fearlessness. Julie started her blog to get away from what she does all day. She wrote for five weeks straight and then got her vey first comment. But, it turned out to be her mother who keeps discouraging her so that she stops her blog.

I started my blog because I wanted it to be a place where I could spill out everything I wanted to and write whatever that came to my mind. Although I’m not that good at it, I truly believe that writing is my passion and desperately hopes to publish a book someday. But the perfection freak in me reviews my posts a hundred times and ended up spoiling the fun of writing. I cared about the likes and comments more than my thoughts and ending up writing about the same topic again and again because it got me more likes.

Well, from now onwards, I’m gonna try ‘passion’ and ‘fearlessness’ for a change. I write about what I like and I’m more than happy if you also like it. The freak in me would through a party if you ended up liking my posts. But having respect for the passion inside me, I’m not gonna be obsessive about like and comments. Someone out there might read it. Well if they didn’t…I guess it’s a loss for them. 😉