I’ve read Eat, Pray, Love and listened to the audiobook version of it more times than I can recall. The first time I read it, I mocked parts. Envy prompted my derision. I wanted to be divorced too. I just hadn’t admitted it to myself yet.
After my divorce, I enjoyed it much more. When I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s word about crying on a cold bathroom floor, I felt kinship. There’s something about crying in that space that’s soothing. It makes me grateful for our Master Bathroom.
In April, 2018 I began a series of entries. Each is a journal entry that uses a chapter from Eat, Pray, Love as a prompt. I feel tempted to write that each is a response to a chapter, but that’s not quite true. One reason the book has been as successful as it has been for as long as it has been is that its truths ripple into many lives. At least, that’s my humble opinion.
1. Yes I Can
2. Do you wait to want things?
3. Talking about my dog would be easier. Some thoughts on God.
5. One of the most challenging and beguiling relationships evs!
6. Leaning into the chaos with calm
7. Retreat? Maybe all I need is a shift
9. My Petition to the Universe
10. Living the Dream
12. Language Lessons
13. Travel Goals
16. Behaving like a woman my age should
17. Symptom-Solving vs. Problem-Solving
18. Grateful to make friends with my mind
19. When in Rome
20. On Patience and Minnesota’s Weather
21. Doing Nothing
22. Finding Flexibility Without Pretzeling
23. It’s all fun and games until…
24. There’s no crossing back from entrepreneur life
25. Why hold on?
26. What I think about when I think about time
29. Finding my city
30. Where do I sit at the table?
32. Being the Codega