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My Eat, Pray, Love Dream

I first read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat, Pray, Love in the midst of a deep depression I was going through, a dark night of the soul as I like to call it. Through her story, as she cried facedown on the bathroom floor, I was able to find bits and pieces of a puzzle that helped me understand my own experience better.

In her one year journey to the land of ‘I’s’, I joined her and worked through my personal issues. Her realizations resounded loudly with me. By the end of her journey, I felt, too, that U had my own beads of strength, wisdom and  peace.

As I eagerly anticipate the opening of the film adaptation of the book, I got to dreaming about my own Eat, Pray, Love adventure. This comes at a quite the right time, especially since I’ve been feeling out of sorts lately. It’s kinda like have a grey cloud loom over, threatening to bring a storm over.

In that time of darkness when I read the book, I learned that one way to find my center is to throw some things in a bag, load up my car and drive off to the beach with Bubba. Right now I’m really hoping I can do that, but finances are quite tight so I can’t really just do that.

That’s what got me to dreaming about Elizabeth Gilbert’s trip. Yes, like her, I want to find something to marvel at. I wish I too was bestowed the gift of taking a year off to myself, with just Bubba and a spankin’ new MacBook Pro with matching iPad and iPhone (hint hint hint!), and be able to just write. I don’t know yet what I want to write, but I’ve always joked that I would probably have a novel out before I succeed in doing a thesis. I don’t invision going abroad like Elizabeth did, just around the Philippines would be great, particularly by the beach, as long as Bubba is welcome with me.

However, right now I know that’s kinda impossible so I’ll do the next best thing: I’m taking a weekend off to re-read her book while waiting for the movie to come out.

Photo Credit: “Day 23 – New Obsession” by Barb Watson, c/o Flickr. Some Rights Reserved

  • #1
    Posted by cescadear on July 30th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    i am reading that book too Ü

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