Julie & Julia – loving, living, learning from movies

Do you know what I love about movies, they can be so cathartic. The right movie can make you think about life, where you are, who you want to become and by this process heal certain emotional and psychological wounds… Watching Julie and Julia and am swept into a world of dreaming, passion and desire. A world so far from my own at times, but at the same time so close it threatens to swallow me. You know when you spend so much time dreaming u become ineffective in reality? Yup! Been there too.

Well in this movie a lady (julia) is tired of this cycle she has in life of starting but never finishing projects. She is about to turn 30 and in a radical shift, decides to dedicate herself to cooking her way through the legend Julia Child’s cook book. She sets herself a deadline of a year to get through over 500 recipes and commits to blogging daily her cooking adventure. This is a short term, measurable goal from which she is challenged, motivated and pushed to explore more of herself. The journey is tiring, she nearly sacrifices her marriage but all the bumps in the road simply highlight things in her life that need to be changed.

So what did I get from this: life is hard, dreams are great, but you have to work hard daily, forcing yourself to take the many small but hard steps to get there.

NM x


About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: www.nissiknows.wordpress.com My literature blog: www.plantainperiodicals.wordpress.com NMx
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