Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

by Elizabeth Gilbert | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0143038419 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JessicaEby of Cambridge, Ontario Canada on 11/11/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by JessicaEby from Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I tried to watch this movie when I was at home sick recently, but I think I fell asleep because I feel like I missed parts of it (or maybe I was just really sick and I forget parts). My husband suggested that I read the book and I sort of hemmed and hahed about it... but today I was looking for something to read and I ended up buying this to benefit my local hospital. I am kind of interested in it, and the money went to a good cause! I love travelling, even though I haven't had the chance to do much of it, and I think I am excited to read this book after all (my husband is a smart guy)! Maybe I will re-watch the movie afterwards... we'll see! Here are a few notes of mine regarding the countries that are the settings for this book:




Italy: Italy was the first major trip I took. I went on my own, when I was 21, and met up with a friend who was studying there... and the whole trip was an amazing, magical, life-changing experience for me. Italy got to me in a way that I never expected it to, and it will always have a special place in my heart.

India: I have a cousin who divides his time fairly evenly between Canada and India. India has absolutely captured his heart. My husband and I love Indian food (we had an Indian buffet for our wedding dinner!), and it seems very interesting, culturally. India is high up on the travel bucket list for both me and my husband.

Indonesia: I don't know a whole lot about Indonesia, but it's a growing interest for me. My husband and I spent most of our honeymoon in Amsterdam, where we discovered Indonesian food! Dutch food was hard on me, but we found this awesome little Indonesian take-out place and ended up eating there three times in the course of a week or so, lol. Since then, Indonesia has become a place that I would like to know more about.

Journal Entry 2 by JessicaEby at Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 22, 2014
I think this was a worthwhile read. I may not agree completely with every one of Elizabeth Gilbert's views, but she definitely tells some interesting stories and shares some interesting philosophies, etc. I found myself feeling genuinely happy for her at the end of the book, and hoping that things went well for her afterwards.

Also, I've been having some struggles of my own for a while now-- as we all do from time to time-- and it was nice to read a true story about somebody muddling through hers and coming out happy on the other side!

I will leave this book somewhere, for someone else to find, on one adventure or another... I can't say if it will be big or small, but it will almost certainly be with my husband and be sometime soon-ish.

Journal Entry 3 by JessicaEby at Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
My husband and I have decided to start our first full year as husband and wife in epic fashion-- with a roadtrip to NYC for NYE! We want to end 2014 and start 2015 on another adventure together, and watch the ball drop in person. I have specifically decided that this book will be my first release of 2015, probably in the Times Square area, shortly after midnight, and here's why:

2014 has, in some ways, been a year of dreams coming true for me. I know it sounds corny, but I married my best friend this year-- a man who swept me off my feet; turned my world upside down; understands me like no one else; was my friend first; is my favourite adventuring buddy... all that good stuff. Then, on our honeymoon, we visited the place in the world that I've wanted to see most since I was a little girl... which also happened to be the place WE wanted to see most as a couple. Like I said, in some ways it's been a year of dreams-come-true! But it has also been a year full of more pain and fear and tears than I think I have ever had in a single year of my life before. Things with my husband have been great. But in pretty much every other way, 2014 has been less than stellar. There have been major problems/rifts within both our families. Pretty much everything about the wedding itself went terribly, irreparably wrong. My chronic health problems appeared to be improving but have actually worsened. Future plans in terms of career and living situation are precarious at best right now. With the notable exception of my relationship (an exception for which I am unbelievably grateful!), it feels like my world has been falling around my ears for some time now.

Eat Pray Love begins in New York City. It tells the story of a woman starting a year in a pretty bad place, life-wise, but moving forward and spending her year healing, growing, and finding happiness. Chris (my husband) and I will be starting our year in New York City. Other than in the context of our relationship with each other, we will be starting 2015 in a pretty bad place, life-wise. I will release this book with the hope and prayer that 2015 will be a year of healing and happiness in our life-- as well as in the life of whoever happens to find it!

Happy New Year, everyone! I truly mean it when I say this-- Best Wishes to you for 2015!

Journal Entry 4 by JessicaEby at -- Subway train/line/station in New York City, New York USA on Friday, January 02, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/1/2015 UTC) at -- Subway train/line/station in New York City, New York USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I didn't manage to leave this in the Times Square area, but I left it in a subway station on the way back to the hotel. It was left sitting on a railing near an elevator in the station at Lex and 63rd.

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