Finding your passion, advice from Julia Child

Whenever I am in need of some inspiration to keep me going, I find I can always turn to the late, great Julia Child. Today, for instance, I was feeling pretty stressed about my workload for this semester, the amount I’d gone over on my budget this month, and my mile-long to do list. I kept thinking about all the tasks that I had to get done, but that I really dreaded doing (if any of you have read the story about the mayonnaise jar, these tasks would be the sand).  Suddenly, I was struck by a quote that I remembered from Julia Child’s My Life in France.

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

-Julia Child

I realized that I am constantly thinking, worrying, obsessing about completing minimal tasks, check-marks on my to-do list, when, instead, I should be make time for the important things, my passions. These passions, after all, are what make life worth living.  They fulfill us in a way that simply crossing an item off a to-do list ever possibly could. We should all devote a little more time to “keeping tremendously interested” in something, anything, that makes us happy.

Just some food for thought.



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