Who is your inspiration?
Who possesses the values you most admire?
I came face-to-face with mine this weekend.
Peta Mathias has been an inspiration to me since I read an article about her in a NZ magazine perhaps 30 years ago. She is a celebrity chef, a prolific author, a broadcaster and travel addict. She combines all her passions into a unique lifestyle that serves as my inspiration, leading cooking tours to exotic countries, spending half of the year residing in NZ, the other half in her architecturally-designed home in the south of France. It is here I came face-to-face with my idol when I did a half-day cooking class led by her in her stunning house in Uzès.
Forty years ago, she looked up from her work as a registered nurse in the public system in NZ, and thought, "There must be more than this." She packed her bags and cooked her way around France and the world, beginning her love affair with food and La République. So many of her decisions in life resonate with me.
She demonstrates a joie de vivre I like to live by, too.
She drinks in life.
She lives life with gusto.
It is not unheard of for her to break out into a rendition of "La Vie en Rose" by Edith Piaf after a few verres de vin rouges.
It's what I want you to ponder today. Is there more you could be making of your current circumstances? How are you playing small? Where is fear keeping you safe? How could you be drinking in more of life?
#drinkinlife #livelifewithgusto #joiedevivre
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