Dear Friends —

Today is a really special anniversary for me…and for Eat Pray Love.

Exactly 10 years ago today, I got on a plane to Rome all by myself. With one small backpack, I set off on an adventure that would, over the next year, take me through Italy, India and Indonesia — and which would end up being the most transformative journey of my life…to say the least!

Ten years later, I stand amazed (and emotional) and at what began on that day.

Sometimes people ask me, “Did you know, when you started out on your trip, what your book would someday become?” To which I can only reply: “WHAT SANE PERSON COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED SUCH A THING?”

All I knew was that this journey (which involved quitting my job and leaving behind every precious person and belonging in my life) felt like the biggest risk I’d ever taken. Because, I guess, it was.

Thank God for risks, huh?

🙂

What a year that was! And what a decade this has been! Thank you with all my heart to everyone who came on that journey (each in your own way), and thank you to all of you who have stayed with me since. I love this fellowship, which has grown up around Eat Pray Love. The stories of your own desperate risks — your own acts of love and faithful courage — move me and inspire me every single day.

I wanted to share these photos with you all, as thanks and celebration.

Thank you all. You are the sweetest of lasting gifts,

ONWARD,
Liz


HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY, Eat Pray Love!
Dear Friends —

Today is a really special anniversary for me…and for Eat Pray Love.

Exactly 10 years ago today, I got on a plane to Rome all by myself. With one small backpack, I set off on an adventure that would, over the next year, take me through Italy, India and Indonesia — and which would end up being the most transformative journey of my life…to say the least!

Ten years later, I stand amazed (and emotional) and at what began on that day.

Sometimes people ask me, “Did you know, when you started out on your trip, what your book would someday become?” To which I can only reply: “WHAT SANE PERSON COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED SUCH A THING?”

All I knew was that this journey (which involved quitting my job and leaving behind every precious person and belonging in my life) felt like the biggest risk I’d ever taken. Because, I guess, it was.

Thank God for risks, huh?

🙂

What a year that was! And what a decade this has been! Thank you with all my heart to everyone who came on that journey (each in your own way), and thank you to all of you who have stayed with me since. I love this fellowship, which has grown up around Eat Pray Love. The stories of your own desperate risks — your own acts of love and faithful courage — move me and inspire me every single day.

I wanted to share these photos with you all, as thanks and celebration.

Thank you all. You are the sweetest of lasting gifts,

ONWARD,
Liz

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall

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