Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Courage of your convictions

I think it's safe to say I'm not the first one to be "slightly" inspired to blog by the movie Julie and Julia. It took me forever to see the movie because I never really had an interest in Julia Childs. After I watched the movie I was so pleasantly surprised at the lessons I learned. I was inspired by both Julie and Julia ;-)

Lesson 1 : Passion has no age limit

You are never, ever too old to find your passion in life. Julia Childs was already "middle aged" when she found her love for cooking.

Lesson 2 : Ignore haters!!!!

Don't pay attention to people who may snub you, your dreams or your abilities; they are threatened by your presence. In the movie, Julia was faced by opposition of that wicked Madame Drasar (I'm sure I spelled this wrong) and her other classmates who were all male, young, and professional. She did'nt even flinch when she walked into the classroom for the first time. I probably would have been racing to the bathroom to pop a valium just to calm myself down from anxiety!!

Lesson 3: Don't be threatened by other people's success.

Just because everyone else around you is supposedly successful, rolling in the dough, or whatever, does'nt mean that your purpose in life is'nt brewing waiting to boil over at it's proper time. Julie was considered a failure by her peers for not being succesful in her chosen profession which was writing. However, her desire to look within herself, use her creativity and take the first step in writing that blog lead her to all the opportunities which manifested into a major Hollywood movie. How do you like them apples?

Lesson 4: Be courageous.

This is the last one....Keep your courage of convictions. Like Julia would say when ever she was flipping over something in her pan you have to have "the courage of your convictions".

What does this have to do with jewelry making Cindy????

This has everything to do with jewelry making, and life for that matter ;-))))))


Heidi Walker said...

Yes yes yes great blog positive up lifting and actually not cheesy.

Manifest manifes manifest. Think positive thoughts and positive actions will come about.

Judy said...

What great lessons! I so want to see that movie. Thanks for sharing. I needed to read each one of those today!

Cyndi @ 6 Ring Circus said...

Thanks for stopping by my site! Loving the gorgeous jewelry on yours! :o)

Elizabeth Patch said...

I loved that movie as well, and really enjoyed the comparison & contrast between 1950's Paris & 1990's NY. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments on my SITS day.

Cindy said...

Elizabeth u are so welcome ;-)

Salsa Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am totally loving and yours and this jewelry..... AHH it is just gorgeous. AND that ring... totally jealous. I agree with your comment on my blog, our kids have NO idea just how cool we really are... I'm achy, but very cool!

Double Wide Mom said...

What gorgeous jewelry and I too was inspired by the movie. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you read something else. Trust me, they don't all make you sad but you know what...I'm thankful it inspired emotion! Mission Accomplished! Have a great Day!