Eat Pray Love?

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times this past year… “You’re doing the Eat, Pray, Love!” Well, yes, and no. I will admit when I read the book 4 years ago I was envious. Mostly I was envious of her job, being a travel writer. I’ve been known to practically weep while watching Rick Steeves on PBS, but I digress…
 I just never really thought I would (or could!) do something as crazy as leave a long term relationship and long term business to pursue my life long dream. It was terrifying. I knew my actions would hurt people that I deeply cared about, but for the first time in my life, I had to take care of myself first.
EAT Well, if you’ve had a look around my blog already, you’ll see that food is a passion for me. I live to eat, and just don’t understand those who eat to live. That doesn’t mean I’m a total glutton (just a once in a while at Christmas when there’s stuffing and mashed potatoes and gingerbread and shortbread and it’s a special occasion… oh, who am I kidding? I am a glutton!)
 PRAY  I’m not religious in the slightest, and I truly believe we have one go around on this earth, so that was part of my reasoning for uprooting my firmly rooted life. There are things in this world that I JUST HAVE TO SEE before I die. It’s as simple as that.
LOVE Well, lets just say that my boyfriend will be coming to meet me in Germany halfway through my trip for some beer and some bratwurst and some Bavarian charm.
So, long story short, I’m not trying to be Elizabeth Gilbert, but her story was definitely an inspiration, and *just might have* ignited a spark deep within me that smoldered until I was ready to set it ablaze, So for that Elizabeth Gilbert, I thank you! Namaste.


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3 Responses to Eat Pray Love?

  1. Michele March 28, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Andrea, I’m SO excited for you as you embark on your trip! I really, really admire your courage—I don’t think I’d have the nerve to do what you’re doing, seriously. I know people say I was brave to move from the US to Norway, but I didn’t do it alone! Anyway, I can’t wait to follow you along your travels via this blog, and to see you when you get here. I feel I must warn you….the food in Norway isn’t much to brag about. And the beer is outrageously expensive. But the people are nice, especially the ex-pats. 🙂

  2. Andrea March 29, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Thanks Michele! I don’t have courage, I just have nothing to lose! Ha ha! It will be an adventure, that’s for sure!
    Don’t worry, I wasn’t expecting too much of the food in Scandinavia to be honest… pickled fish, not my bag! I do like an open faced sandwich every now and then though!

  3. Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Thanks for adding the Name/URL option! I am excited for you and will be following your progress avidly. Have lots of pastries for me! (I know you will). Tara C

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