"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child
I have to thank Véronique from French Girl In Seattle for recommending an absolutely delicious read - Dearie: The Remarkable Life Of Julia Child.
I didn't plan to pick up Bob Spitz's biography of America's favorite chef because I thought nothing could top Julia's own My Life In France. But a steady diet of page-turners had left me a little sleep deprived, so I thought a nice quiet bio would allow me to turn out the light at a decent hour for a change.
But what I'm loving most about this book is how well it describes the long road full of bumps, curves, stops and starts that led Julia to "her true calling." Julia felt lost, directionless, adrift and on the outside for much of the first three decades of her life, but she never gave up on finding her passion and place in the world - and never surrendered her outright love for living during her grayer days. In that I feel a kindredness to Julia and find in her story just the right ingredients for inspiration.
Who is inspiring you these days?