A friend and I went to see the film Julie and Julia yesterday. We both enjoyed it very much. In the movie, Julie is a young woman who decides to blog about her efforts to cook every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a single year (2002). Her blogging eventually causes friction with her husband who accuses her of being self-centered because of the time she devotes to it.
This made me stop and ponder the self-absorption of blogging. (Such as: whatever made me think that I was interesting enough to blog about my life?) I spend much of my morning working on my blog to the exclusion of other projects.
For instance: my ticket decoupage. I've been collecting tickets to concerts, plays, movies etc. for forty-some years and still haven't done anything with them. But then I think, if I make it, what do I do with it? Plus, there is the perpetual, nagging fear that I will not be happy with it when it's done. And, how about tickets to things I haven't done yet--they would never be included!
(And does anybody decoupage anymore?)
I recently celebrated a birthday and noticed that the August personality type (shown right) says that we tend to overthink
situations. That is soooo right! I'm not balanced or full of grace
(whatever that means) but I sure do overthink things--to the
point of inertia. And then I wind up angry at myself for being such a putz.
And here I am posting yet another self-centered blog--I can't stand it!!!!!
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