At the start of the year I decided that I should begin to read for leisure again. Partly because I realized that my vocabulary if full of slang (yuck), and partly because I have been searching for positive ways in which to use my free time. I saw the book, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, in the house of a close friend and since I’ve already seen the movie I wanted to see what the book had to offer me. In case you haven’t read the book or seen the movie its basically about a woman who traveled to three different countries in one year after a horrible divorce in hopes of finding herself and her happiness.
I managed to get halfway through the first few chapters of the “Eat” portion of the book and it occurred to me that this would be a great way to change the way I approach this year! Rather than attempting the usual new year resolutions which I quickly forget about, I’ve decided to split my focus on three areas of life that could bring me happiness and balance.
Now clearly I do not in any way have the money or resources to travel to three different countries for the entirety of one year to find a better me. What I do have is the option to apply the principles she used then to my life now. . .