Eat, Pray, Love

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love: a fantastic memoir about one woman's experience eating her way through Italy, learning how to pray in India, and letting herself fall in love again in Bali over the course of a year. I like that it has no clear plot line. Rather, it's like life itself: unpredictable, messy sometimes, and not every event ties neatly into a "moral of the story". While I would love to be able to travel like that (how did she have the money to travel anyways when her husband got everything in the divorce?) the message I got was the opposite: I can go on the same journey without leaving home. It would be easier, sure, to leave school, home, family, and other distractions to go out and "discover" myself, but I can't. And really, our true selves are in our everyday lives 2/3 of the year. Weekends and vacations make up the other 1/3. What is realer than us in our real lives? I am the kind of person that gets inspired during a vacation to do something and then I get sucked back into my everyday life and lose that quality which I wanted to keep. I am resolving not to do that this next year. I am on a journey to find out who I really am and improve the parts I need to, amidst my everyday life. My goal is to not get distracted by my daily life. This is probably a lifelong process, but that is ok with me. I have already come farther the past 3 months than I have my whole life. And while I am worried about going back to school and losing myself, I am comforted by the fact that I have a solid foundation in these past three months and as soon as I have realized I have lost my way, I will reel myself back in and create balance in my life again.

3 pieces of love:

Laury @The FitnessDish said...

YES!! I am able to comment again...yey :-) I like this look even better!!!

Did you know the author of Eat Pray Love is from my area?? So cool! I need to read this book, I hear it's great and doesn't even compare to the movie.

I like your goals to improve who you are and not get sucked and distracted by every day life. It totally is a life long process, no one has it all figured out yet. You are awesome, never forget it. I love your attitude and look forward to sharing the journey with you along the way!!

I loved your comment today...Girl Power All the WAY!


peasandlove said...

oh, you hadn't been able to comment? i was totally bummed cuz no one was commenting...guess that was why!

that's so cool bout liz gilbert! :D

thank you! :)

totally! girls rock! and it's time we let each other know! :)

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

This post is rockin! We get to know who we are a little more all the time. I love that you want to keep "you".

Girl's rock big time!!!

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