Who wouldn’t want to be in Elizabeth Gilbert’s shoes? She got paid to travel to three beautiful countries and write about it! Then again, she did have her fair share of troubles in life, but don’t we all?
The movie has recently been released, though I haven’t seen it yet. I actually do not know if I am going to watch it – reading the book was difficult enough for me. Don’t get me wrong – I did enjoy reading the book, but some parts were just a tad too close to home.
In any case, just like countless other women out there, I have found myself wishing for the same opportunity – to embark on my own Eat, Pray, Love journey. Given that I just might have that chance – albeit having to pay my own way – I have been dreaming about which places I would go to. Just to make it easier, I followed the basic structure – a month in each country, each country meant for one particular verb. Wanna know where my journey would take me in case it does happen?
Eat in Italy
Call me a copycat (but I am already copying Ms. Gilbert by dreaming up this journey, anyway), but there is something about Italy that just calls my name. The food, of course, and the truly lovely spoken language. If you know even just a little bit about this country and culture, it is indeed the perfect place to indulge one’s self – not that I haven’t been indulging myself in the past year!
Pray in Israel
The Holy Land – what better place to go for meditation and self-evaluation? Israel has always been one of my dream destinations.
Love in France/Greece
This is a very a close tie, as I fell in love with everything French as a kid. I won’t have the time or space to write down everything I love about this country/culture, but let’s just say that I would want to end this particular journey here. Then again, I cannot discount Greece – its beaches and lore. What better place to love?
Where would your own Eat, Pray, Love journey take you?
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