Sunday night me and four of my girlfriends went to see "Eat Pray Love." I must admit, I tried to read this book back in January. I hit a brick wall somewhere in between Liz's carb-tastic journey to Italy and soul-searching voyage to India. To my credit I was in my third trimester of baby-building, and the only thing that really held my interest at that point was picking out the perfect baby blue for Aaron's nursery.
Y'all, I loved this movie. Granted, I am a Julia Roberts fan, and she did look absolutely fantastic in this movie, but it was the story that struck a chord with me. Elizabeth Gilbert's bravery to leave a life that she built to go explore and find herself amazed me. I'm not saying that I want to leave my husband to indulge in pasta and a little flirting with the HOT Javier Bardem, but I love that she was able to check off places on her to-do list while searching within herself for forgiveness and ultimately, love. I cried, laughed, and cried some more while watching Julia (AKA Liz) during her year-long voyage, and I fully intend to pick the book back up and finish what I started. In the meantime, I am making a to-do list of what I want my journey to look like. Here goes:
- I want to raise a kind, smart, and confident man who will be way better than both Adam and me.
- I want three kids. Yep, I said it correctly- the number 3. I want all boys- they love their mama's. :)
- I want to travel to Paris and Italy with my husband. Just the two of us.
- I want to pray more. I don't pray nearly enough.
- I want a big, beautiful, cozy home that our family can grow in.
- I want my bangs to hurry up and grow out. I hate them!
- I want to cook more.
- I want to write a book.
- I want to find a job that I love, and make some decent $$ while doing it!
- I want to go back to NYC for a girls trip! I also want to visit California, Seattle, Chicago, and Vancouver.
- I want to fall in love with yoga.
- I definitely want to meet Ryan Gosling.
- And lastly (for now anyway), I want to grow old and gray with my husband. I want us to ride around in our Cadillac, visiting our great-grandchildren and working in our yard on Sunday afternoons.