I watched the movie Chef last night. I’ve embedded the trailer, so you know what I’m talking about and if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you do. This foodie movie not only will leave you hungry, but it will leave you wanting more from life. Snuggled on the couch with Mr Suger, I found myself leaning forward, riveted, and I laughed as the journey continued. I felt it in my stomach, the butterflies. It was inspiration. Excitement.
It was passion.
And I wanted it.
What I really really wanted was to pack a food truck up and travel somewhere beautiful. Meeting people, eating amazing food, laughing… I wanted to be transplanted into the movie for a little while. That’s the thing about passion; you just want to be a part of it. People living their passion are so full of life and vibrancy that it calls to you.
While watching that movie, I discovered that I wanted to be that person every single day of my life. I blog, and I love it. I share my life, time and house with family and friends and love it. I take photographs, and I love it. I play with shapes and colour and words, and I love it. There’s passion in my life; but do I share it.
I learnt that I could express myself loving things and not be ashamed of it. That being passionate is something that can drive us, drive us crazy or set us on the right path. Or any combination of the three. And as the credits rolled, I watched a chef demonstrate to the main actor the exact level of attention required to create an amazing grilled cheese sandwich, I knew something important. I knew that people with a passion are great to be around. Open, generous, fun, exciting, bright… All the things I want for myself and more.
They are living the sweet life.
And that’s what I want for my life. Passion, passion by the bucket load.
What light’s YOUR fire? Are you good at it? Do you earn money from it?
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
WE absolutely loved that movie too, the fiance and I. We also crave that passion because we don’t think that we have that much passion for what we currently do. Truly inspiring.
Truly inspiring. And that’s it right, someone once told me that when you get emotional, cry even, over something like this then you know that it’s something you want for yourself. I love that. It reminds me to go after my passion, like a little kick in the bum. Life’s too short, right?
Loved this movie…and I agree with Bron, I love hearing about other people’s passions. The story of how they got to where they are today.
Sooo good, right? I’m eyeing off the dvd for my collection already. Passion is contagious like that.
Oh I loved this film. I think watching other people’s passion may actually be my passion. x
Haha. I think that sometimes too. I love to be caught up in their stories and lives. I’m right there with them. Love it.
I haven’t found mine yet, but i love reading/hearing about people who have!
And what an inspiration they are! You’ll find yours, it’ll be there somewhere, try everything and see what fits.
I havent seen this movie, but now I totally want to. I have so many passions and yes I pinch myself daily that those passions now earn me a living working with people I just adore xx
You’d love it. Passionate people are your thing too, I can tell. And you just can’t beat the uplift you get from a movie like this.
I loved the movie Chef! I went away dreaming about toasted cheese sandwiches and the dreaming lasted for quite a while after too lol! It is wonderful to be around people that are passionate about something as long as they don’t try to shove it down your throat as some people tend to do! =)
OMG, yes! Claire was just saying on Facebook she made an attempt at a cheese sandwich too. We craved it SO bad but the shops were shut and we had no cheese. I think passion is infectious without needed the hard sell. If you’re passionate it bubbles out of you. People believe that even if you’re not asking them to, anything else is cringeworthy.
As you know I LOVED this movie. We went to see it when my car was being serviced and it was the only thing on at the movies that fit into our time schedule, so Guv reluctantly agreed to watch it and then came out LOVING it! And yes, I got the same vibe from it. It makes you want to feed your passion – whatever it may be and if you don’t have anything you’re passionate about, finding something and quick!
I can’t wait to get my poster framed and put up in my kitchen!
In case you were feeling hungry – you can download some of the recipes from the movie in a free ebook that can be found here —> http://www.bakespace.com/cookbooks/detail/'CHEF'-the-Film-Cookbook%3A-Recipes-from-El-Jefe/1323/#.VDcWCfmSySo
Uh huh. We bonded over the mutual love of this one on fb. It’s so charming and it just gets you in the guts and inspires you. Glad to hear it wasn’t just easy it inspire me over here getting the buzz. I’m telling everyone to watch it.
Oh cool idea! And about the eBook, mate, I LOVE YOU. Thanks.
Just FYI- “learned”
Erm, not exactly….
The problem with trying to be a grammar expert without doing your research…
Agree with Nope – learnt is the British English past tense version of Learn. Learned is the American English version. So really, we should be using learnt, NOT learned.
Out of all the things you could have said to this amazing piece of writing you had to do the – “you spelt something wrong?”. Why even bother? *confused*
Thanks lady. x
I was going to say, bloody heck Grammerly, you really let the team down on that one. But it will be because I have it set to UK English being an Aussie. Phew.