“Like every other white female in her 30s, I read Eat, Pray, Love when it came out, and spent a week in a trancelike state imagining how amazing my life could be if I was Liz Gilbert. To have a year to indulge in international adventure with no budget, no firm plans, and no obligations to anyone, and to focus solely on taking care of one’s soul; I believe a unanimous “hell yea” was heard coast-to-coast from women feeling trapped in their homes, relationships, lives and abandoned dreams.
When I started envisioning my transformation to international travel writer, the publishing deal and advance was the first easy-to-imagine dream. (So what that I was a singer? I’m sure the publishers would see the promise from my song lyrics and dusty college thesis and drop cash on me like the dying record labels once did on promising nobodies.) Next step to global bliss: wave goodbye to my apartment, piano, community, band, car, patterns and press pause on my musical journey. Leave it all behind. (Wait… even my cell phone? Huh. She really got by overseas without a phone for a year. Maybe she cut that part out to keep the intrigue.)”
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