Ever since I watched that movie back in around 2010, I craved for my Eat, Pray, Love moment. I wanted to drop everything and leave. I wanted something more and something new, but of course, it didn't happen since I was only 16 years old and had just started Uni.
I still believed that it would happen someday, though. And that day is will most probably come in very soon when the days turn from color to dull gray's and time would feel like a treadmill than a race. But, when? Even if the day is at it's grayest and time just keeps going, there are times that when we just don't budge because of fear.
We're scared of big changes like spending a whole year traveling, staying in a foreign country for months, learning a new language, or even changing jobs or quitting because you know your soul is slowly dying. Why don't we just drop everything and go? Why don't we ignore our thoughts of what if's and but what about the's and just go for it?
Have the Plan
"Better said than done," is what a realist would say.To keep your second thoughts at ease, plan what you can out without trying to talk yourself out of it. Most of the time as we plan to do something new and challenging, our minds automatically begin to think of escape routes. Plan out your cash, be prepared to compromise, plan out your route, and don't think about anything else but the end journey. What's meant for you will be for you.
Have the CourageI've known many people who would constantly complain about their situation and say "I should totally quit and travel the world!" or "I'll quit by June next year" or even "Yes! I'll definitely do it," but when the time comes, they never actually have the courage to pull through. I'm guilty of this as well because our second guessing gets in the way. What if I run out of money? What if I can't find another job in time?
When you want something that bad, there are times when you have to keep your head high and welcome the change with open arms. Have the courage to tell yourself that it's going to be okay. Have the courage to do it despite what your second thoughts tell you.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.You'll squint your eyes with the sourness of the lemonade but once you get used to it, you'll realize that this change is actually quite refreshing on this hot summers day.
Perhaps your Eat, Pray, Love moment is waiting for you to say yes. It knows that you need it, your soul needs it, so why not plan it out, pluck up the courage to go for it, and have it in the end? You got this!
PS. If you haven't already read, Eat, Pray Love Made Me Do It, it's a perfect coffee table book for you to pick up and get your dose of inspiration to go for your own Eat, Pray, Love moment.
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