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“A Great Escape”

I didn’t expect to be posting so soon since my last post which I only wrote last night if you didn’t get a chance to see it, it’s up. But tonight sparked a thought as I was reading the last part of Chapter 6 in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Committed”.  I want to travel, like really travel to Italy or Paris, France, hell Europe!, I don’t care. Now these thoughts of wanting to travel has come to me before especially when I read Liz Gilbert’s other book “Eat, Pray, Love”.  I thought she was such a daredevil in the simple fact that she traveled to three unknown countries to find herself.  She got away from what she knows and just went. That to me takes courage. (And a publisher who will pay for it all, just as long as a book comes from it, but thats not part of this post.)

I wasn’t built with that courage, I was taught to fear everything, which is not living, it is not living it all. All it is, is preventing me from seeing the world on my own terms. In the remaining pages of Ch. 6, Liz decides she wants a few days to herself by traveling to Cambodia, she and Felipe are in Bangkok right now before heading on to Bali while he waits for his immigration papers allowing him to re-enter the United States.  Her biggest fear is traveling without him for the simple fact that it is her belief she belongs to him and he belongs to her, since they are about to enter into a marriage together if all goes well.

“The great expansion we feel in our hearts when we fall in love is matched only by the great restrictions that will necessarily follow,”.. she writes in her book.

Well, I’m not married nor am I in love with anyone with whom I need to answer to. So what am I waiting for really? I want someone to come with me, someone to hold my hand so to speak and tell me its okay, you will be safe. I am 28 years old for God’s sake! Mommy can’t hold my hand anymore!

While I was reading just now, I was also tweeting on Twitter, and my best friend said this in response to my fearful rants on traveling alone  - “Don’t be afraid! Jump! You never know what will happen, life is short, Live it! Own It!

She is right, I own my life, no one else does, unlike Liz, I don’t need to answer to anyone, I am young and yes, life is too short. And I don’t know what will happen. Liz says it best here – “Sometimes life is messy and botched. We do our best. We don’t always know the right move.” This is so true. Oh well, we shall see… Happy Travels to all the Liz Gilberts of the world!

I didn’t expect to be posting so soon since my last post which I only wrote last night if you didn’t get a chance to see it, it’s up. But tonight sparked a thought as I was reading the last part of Chapter 6 in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Committed”.  I want to travel, like really travel to Italy or Paris, France

, hell Europe!, I don’t care. Now these thoughts of wanting to travel has come to me before especially when I read Liz Gilbert’s other book “Eat, Pray, Love”.  I thought she was such a daredevil in the simple fact that she traveled to three unknown countries to find herself.  She got away from what she knows and just went. That to me takes courage. (And a publisher who will pay for it all, just as long as a book comes from it, but thats not part of this post.)

I wasn’t built with that courage, I was taught to fear everything, which is not living, it is not living it all. All it is, is preventing me from seeing the world on my own terms. In the remaining pages of Ch. 6, Liz decides she wants a few days to herself by traveling to Cambodia, she and Felipe are in Bangkok right now before heading on to Bali while he waits for his immigration papers allowing him to re-enter the United States.  Her biggest fear is traveling without him for the simple fact that it is her belief she belongs to him and he belongs to her, since they are about to enter into a marriage together if all goes well.

“The great expansion we feel in our hearts when we fall in love is matched only by the great restrictions that will necessarily follow,”.. she writes in her book.

Well, I’m not married nor am I in love with anyone with whom I need to answer to. So what am I waiting for really? I want someone to come with me, someone to hold my hand so to speak and tell me its okay, you will be safe. I am 28 years old for God’s sake! Mommy can’t hold my hand anymore!

While I was reading just now, I was also tweeting on Twitter, and my best friend said this in response to my fearful rants on traveling alone  - “Don’t be afraid! Jump! You never know what will happen, life is short, Live it! Own It!

She is right, I own my life, no one else does, unlike Liz, I don’t need to answer to anyone, I am young and yes, life is too short. And I don’t know what will happen. Liz says it best here – “Sometimes life is messy and botched. We do our best. We don’t always know the right move.” This is so true. Oh well, we shall see… Happy Travels to all the Liz Gilberts of the world!

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