Eat, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, life, love, Pray, Qatar, travel
Like Julia Roberts says in the movie Eat, Pray, Love,
I want to go to a place where I can marvel at something.
We go on holiday for a break. A change to our norm. A rest. An adventure. Beautiful scenery. We then have to come back to our life and it is usually the same as when we left. Unlike Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote the book Eat, Pray Love, we usually can’t take a year off and travel around looking for that something that is going to change us, or fulfill us, or make us forever happy and content.
I have just come back from a holiday. That marvel, that wonder, that newness of exploring and adventure. Like many others, it is hard to then face the realities greeting us when we return. Work. Responsibility. Routine. Finances.
But THIS is my life.
Qatar has not changed. I have. What I need or want in my life has changed over the past few years. My circumstances have changed (kids growing up). I need to accept these changes and find a way to WORK THAT in this life of mine.
Once again I was giving dear daughter advice that I should be taking as my own. She, too, was wishing home was elsewhere. I suggested she look for the new again. Find something she would really love to do here. Something to look forward to. Hoping THAT might help her.
My life is my responsibility. Only I can make it good or bad. A wonder or a bore. Or even perceive it that way.
And so today I am thankful that I have choices. I have opportunity to do many different things and I need to focus on that. Not the lack.
Sweetie, everyone feels that they come back to their plain, old boring life after a wonderful holiday. I noticed that dear daughter’s first posting was that she was bored stiff — in the land of sand. Life goes on with some ups and some downs, just so we recognize the difference. xx
Agreed. It is good to see/know the difference.
I guess we just have to dig deeper and be a little more creative…. and perhaps appreciate the down and restful time given.
good point, I have choices too, it is what do we want now that we struggle with. I am so at a new chapter, it will only start to sink in soon… even now I am sitting at home alone, so not used to that concept and it will be happening more and more.
I have run so much for so long it will be an adjustment but I want to embrace it, not resent it, I want to grow and live and experience this new stage now, I am here so may as well enjoy it right!??!
It will probably take some time for all that freedom and the choices it brings, to sink in. You HAVE run for years, so enjoy a little of your down time. I’ve had lots of it over the past year and it certainly took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do with that.
I know you will embrace it, just as you embrace all of life with such passion!