Back in 2007, around the time of my father's death and dating a deploying soldier, I picked up a book that everyone was reading. I kept fighting it because it was TOO popular. However, the title was showing up everywhere in my experience so I figured the universe was trying to tell me something.
Funny, I even blogged about reading it in one of my earliest posts!
That book was Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
I loved it instantly. I loved her voice. I loved her honesty. I loved her candor. I loved her search for herself.
I identified with her COMPLETELY.
Even down to the name of her boyfriend post divorce!
As I read that book, with all that was going on in my mind and my life, I knew that I was searching just like she was. I wanted to document it, just like she did. I wanted to be that honest and real and talk about things that we all felt as women, as sexual beings, as spiritual seekers, as humans.
And so I decided that month to start a blog. And that blog would have a name that would capture the idea of my search.
Her book was the impetus for the chronicle of my quest.
Today I saw that the movie is due out in August and I am beside myself giddy. I told Gentleman Jack that yes, it's a chick flick, but that he was absolutely going to see it with me. He agreed.
I love that he supports what makes me happy. Oh he makes me swoon still...
So I present to you, the trailer for Eat, Pray, Love. In theaters August 13, 2010.