Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Regret Not

I did feel incredibly inspired by the new Eat, Pray, Love film.  However, weeks later, I'm still thinking about the journey Elizabeth Gilbert takes through Italy, India, and Bali and I can't wipe away a little feeling of regret for having never travelled by myself.  Granted, I am not a best-selling author, and can hardly afford a cab from Midtown to the Upper East Side some months.  Much less, a year long "finding myself" trip around the world.  I'm also only 26 years old and certainly have plenty of time to travel.   And finally, being too scared to fall asleep alone without the sound of the TV could make boarding a plane alone to DPS (Bali's airport,) a little challenging. 

But ultimately I don't think these things should stop me.  As the saying goes, where there's a will, there's a way.  So, taking a little more inspiration from another favorite film, Up,

I present to you my plan to erase the regret one coin at a time and finally travel alone!
I wonder how many coins to Bali...


Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

You won't regret traveling alone! It's one of the best things I've ever done. Being outside my comfort zone really changed me (for the better).

It's not too expensive either! Your biggest cost will probably be your plane ticket. (I funded a month in Asia by cashing in some of my 401(k) - it would have been foolish if not for the market crash not weeks afterward. I would have lost that money anyway!)

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Chelsea Gwynne said...

Yes! Traveling alone is the best! Suddenly you're not a sister, daughter, mother, wife, or any other label your life surrounded might assign you. You can be anyone you want!

Love your drawing as always!

Chelsea Gwynne

Julie Holloway said...

You can totally go! You know, Elizabeth Gilbert went on this journey before she wrote the book. You should go before you have kids.

Lauren said...

Thanks for the tips, excited to start saving!

French-Kissed said...

Looks like you have just taken the first step on your journey. Decide you want it and it will happen.