So I recently discovered that my mom had Netflix...and I've been watching it a lot lately.
Mostly for the fact that this is an awkward part of the semester, when all of our big papers are due in a week or so...so it's that weird time where you definitely should be working on them - but no one really does. Anywayyyy....yesterday I decided to do something pretty ironic. I decided that before working out, i'd watch this documentary called Pastry Kings! yummmmmmy.
This documentary basically followed a few crazy pastry chefs who spend their whole lives trying to win this prestigious title of MOF (some french words like monsieur something something) These guys spend all their time creating intense sugar sculptures and if the judges like them, they get the title of MOF and wear a special collar on their chef suit. pretty legit.
My favorite part was when this underdog...he had some crazy french name...lets just call him Jacque... Jacque spend hours meticulously shaping his intricate sugar sculpture...only to see it come crashing down minutes before judgement time. Poor Jacque. He began to cry, because his life dream is to be a MOF, and the other chefs felt his pain. It was such an epic scene...the tears, the flashbacks to his pastry coaches telling him to finish NO matter WHAT. So Jean picked his head up, whipped something together, clinging on to the small chance that he still might get the title of mater pastry chef MOF.
The pasty president comes out to announce who has deserved the title : and Jacque's name is called.
He didnt give up. and he became the chef he always wanted to become.
One of the main chefs commented on Jacque saying.... (picture)
who knew the competitive world of pasty chefs and sugar sculptures could teach such a great lesson?
So I learned that most of the time we draw our own finish line. We think we're done for. There is no way i'm passing this class, or getting that promotion, or achieving that goal. We put a cap on our capabilities instead of embracing the chance that we might actually do something GREAT...if we push ourselves.
well, that wraps up my cheesy inspirational post.
i usually dont like writing this much. sorry. But I needed a little boost myself.
cheers to 3 more "official" weeks of this semester...and the hopes that we all can prevail like Jacque!