Friday, April 23, 2010

♫ Eat, Pray Love...a review that turned in to a blog.

I'll admit, I logged on here to post a video trailer of my favorite book, and "TaDa!" it turned in to an entire blog. Sorry about that. I do hope I've inspired you to read this book, and see this movie. Immediately.

Here's the thing. I'm divorced. And dating. And happy. That's my story in a nutshell. On a deeper note, I was so misplaced three years ago in my marriage, that I was lost. I was confused. I was depressed. And I wasn't me. All feelings I thought were completely normal. All feelings I assumed were part of the process. But they weren't. That's not it. Granted, marriage is supposed to be forever, and it's meant to be HARD, and you should try your damnedest to make it work. But I did. With everything in me, I did.

I can look at pictures of that place I was in three years ago, and not remember a thing. I was so lost when I was there, that I was in a haze. I was buried so deep inside myself, that the pictures aren't even OF me.

So, June of 2008 (Holy crap, it's been two years), after months of therapy, I moved out. We had been sleeping separately for several months, living completely different lives...and I left. I picked up this book, at the recommendation of my therapist, and underlined almost the entire thing, cried through most of it, and got inspired to take the steps to find myself again. Her words spoke my heart, and wrote the things that couldn't find a way to escape me.

If you're in any of those places, if you're unsure about what you want and need reassurance, if you want the inspiration and hope to find yourself, or just need a new beginning... to find the real definition of peace and love, pick up this book.

And, check out this movie trailer. I plan on crying.

Yours Truly,

**While this blog IS about that place I was has very little to do with him, and a lot to do with my personal issues. Please do not assume anything, or take things out of context, or think that I am attacking him...or that you should. kthxbai


divacowgirl said...

I am in a similar place although I haven't moved out. The book had a profound effect on me also and I underlined a lot of it. I've put it next to my bed to read again and I know once I do....things will need to change.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that book. Thank you so much for telling me about it a while back. I've now passed it on to my sister to read.

Let's go to the movie together when it comes out - OK?

juliette said...

I loved that book, underlining most of it, preaching it to anyone who would listen. And my favorite pizza? You got it. Inspired by Eat, Pray, Love . (PS, I hear Committed is super good, too.)

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