Saturday, August 1, 2009

Inspiration in the Unexpected



For so many years I have longed to mesh my passions together and share it with the world. Beyond my passion for Christ, my family, and the treasures of motherhood there is one passion that flows from my mind to my fingertips and the second from my mouth to my stomach....writing and food. From my childhood I have loved the two and have dreamed of fusing these two together. To have the title of food critic has been a life long dream, but that's all it has been-a dream and I am no closer to that dream then when I was a child. I get jealous when I read food reviews or see cooks and chefs on the Food Network and wonder how they got to where the are. Most is originality, good ideas, and hard work, but there always seems a special ingredient that I still have not figured out.
Today I am filled with joy because of the life I have today, but there is a small part of me that aches. I want to give to my family and others my love of food and writing. In whatever form that is I want to release that passion for these two that is inside of me.
I have been inspired by the new movie Julie & Julia. The idea of cooking through a favorite cookbook and writing about it may be overdone especially with the arrival of this new movie this month, but I am dying to pursue my passion by going on a journey through cooking and writing about this food that I find so much emotion mixed throughout.
What should I write about or cook? I have no answers yet....do any of you? How are you pursuing your passions currently and how can I pursue these two passions regularly? Please give your feedback!

5 comments:

Darcie said...

Megan I think it's a great idea!! Who is your favorite chef? You know Martha had on a woman working through her cookbook and Rachel Ray had on a woman who decided to use her crockpot for 365 days (i.e. one year) and posted all the receipes that she used. So you could put a little spin on it and it's a brand new idea!! :)

Darcie said...

Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do!

sabrina said...

i say who cares if its been done before? its more about doing something YOU will be passionate about and enjoy. so pick a cookbook and get to writing... i know i would enjoy it!

Paul & Merideth said...

Hey cutie!! :) Just found your blog & am LOVING that you want to write...and about cooking, maybe!?!? So fun! I say do it! Maybe you could even write a cooking blog & get your readership up so that it ends up being a 'paying gig'. :) What a great way to serve your household...and from HOME with little Simms! I'll be praying for you to find the niche God has for you! Love you guys & miss ya! xoxo!
-Merideth

Stevie said...

I think that is an amazing idea, Megan. I actually just read "Julie and Julia" (I'd bought the book a while ago before I even knew it was to be made into a movie). It's very inspiring. If it's something you want to do, I say go for it!