I just finished watching a movie called Julie & Julia. It's based on a book of the same name that I haven't read, so I don't know if it is formatted the same way that the movie is. I could write a bad synopsis for you, but it is late and I don't have the mind for it just now. If you haven't heard of it, go Google it and I'm sure you will be enthralled. I certainly was.
I left the movie theater with a huge smile on my face. I wanted to go watch reruns of Julia Child's cooking show, buy her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, wear skirts and heels and pearls the next time I make dinner, buy Julie Powell's memoir Julie & Julia, make myself an apron, wear it to cook a fabulous 3-course meal, and blog about it. Just because someone's done it already doesn't mean I shouldn't do it, too, for my own gratification!
Whether or not I will do all, or just a few of those things, I would really like to know what my "thing" is. Maybe it's cooking, maybe it's not -- either way is fine with me, as long as I have something. What is that "thing" that I love to do, that pulls me out of dark times, gives me passion and direction, that I am determined to master, no matter how many times I fail before I get it right? For Julie Powell, it was cooking. But what is it for me? What is it for you?