Eat, Pray, Love. That was how I first got hooked by Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing.
Even though the book was quite a controversy, I still loved reading it. Some people agreed with her, and some criticized the way she handled her problem. However, I see it this way: this woman was on her way to depression. She did what she had to do to save herself, and I salute her for that. I admire the way she loves herself to do her “pilgrimage” – if I was in her situation, I’m not sure I would’ve handled it the same way.
She travelled to three countries by herself. As a person who is fond of travel myself, even I wouldn’t be confident enough to solo travel to three countries, let alone to do it for a year. Solo travelling takes courage and bravery.
This is why she rocks. Ever since, I’ve followed her Facebook page and I love her positive attitude and encouragement that she shares there.
The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.
I also read her Commitment book where she talks about marriage. It gave me so many different perspective on marriage. Gilbert takes that road everyone’s been peeking, but afraid to take.
If you haven’t yet read her books, I truly recommend it. It is an eye opening and is a perfect read for modern women. Better yet, I also recommend this book for men, so they too can see the struggles modern women face these day.
I still have The Signature of All Things waiting to be read on my bookshelf and also waiting to purchase her latest book Big Magic.
Have you read books by Elizabeth Gilbert?