I wonder how many blogs were created because of the movie Julie and Julia. Lets add one more to the pile. I wanted to see the movie when it first came out. But my life got in the way and I just around to it last night. I was inspired and depressed.
Julie was turning 30 the year of her experiment. I will be 43 in a little over a month. Like Julie, I start many things but rarely finish them. My house is cluttered with creative ventures I have started and never finished. For instance, I started crocheting a blanket for my first grandson when my step-daughter was about 5 months pregnant. Austin is now a year old and he could use the blanket for a scarf. Well for a few more months anyway.
When my son announced I had a second grandchild on the way, I decided I would make a quilt. I drug out our daughters sewing machine, had my mom help me get it ready, collected fabric and thread and bobbins. Connor is 2 months old today and I have yet to sew a single stitch. I decided I was going to walk the Kentucky Derby mini marathon along with the 3 races leading up to it. Didn't get signed up in time for the mini and for one reason or another, didn't run the other three races either. I want this pattern of not finishing things to change.
I have an extensive collection of cookbooks. I will not be cooking through any of them for this blog. My goal is simply to post a blog every single day for the next year. I am hoping that the fact that I woke up at 4:00 am composing my first real entry is a good sign. Although I would have liked more sleep.
Another goal for this blog is to figure out why in the world God put me on this planet. People tell me I have talents in many areas but it seems to me that talent should pan out with some sort of success in at least one of them. At this moment, what I know for sure is that I have lots of dreams and things I wish I could do but I don't seem to have the ummm whatever it takes to do them be it time, money, health, or confidence.
So why should you read this blog? I have absolutely no idea. But tomorrow I will tell you a little more about myself. It is now 5:09 and I am going to try to sleep for another half an hour or so.