It was so sweet to meet you, Abigail — love this story of your mom and your best friend and your road trip…I am HONORED!

I hope I get to meet many more of you on my own road trip! Here is a link to all my upcoming events. MIAMI, you're next!!!

Thank you again Abigail, and everyone else who brought such warmth to the event in Washington DC last night!


Photos of Elizabeth Gilbert
YOU GUYS. I met Elizabeth Gilbert! It's hard to not feel a little undeserving when the world treats me so kindly with days like this one. My mom knew I wouldn't have spent the money on myself and surprised me with a ticket! Not only that, but my best friend from first grade drove the whole way from Pittsburgh to share the experience with me.

P.S You always imagine you'd have the most profound things to say to someone you deeply admire if you were ever given the opportunity to meet him/her. I did the exact opposite… of course. I stumbled over my words and could only come up with a very quiet, "You're wonderful" She smiled and warmly replied, "Thank you, you're too kind."

Those moments when you find yourself overwhelmed with the feeling of gratitude… there were a lot of those today. — with <a href="" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;;&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=509263297&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%2C%22viewer_id%22%3A0%7D">Amber Myers</a> and <a href="" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;\u0040&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=1469850100&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%2C%22viewer_id%22%3A0%7D">Jana Jenkins</a>.

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall