I recently went to the newly released movie featuring the life of Julia Child, Julie & Julia! For those of us who have ever had a dream, and struggled many years to achieve it, it was downright inspirational! I loved it. It’s important not to take one’s self too seriously, but after 30 years in Private Service and now achieving age 60, it’s hard not to take some time on the subject. What I saw in the movie was an ambitious young woman, seeking to find her gift in life. Ultimately she found her calling writing about cooking with the great and very humorous Julia Child as her muse. I decided right then and there that while I have written many texts and manuals in the field of my passion, Household Management and Service, I have not often written from my heart. To that end, I am beginning today to do so. I hope you like what you read, and will respond if you feel inspired to do so!