Some of you may be familiar with the movie “Eat Pray Love”, I, for one, just seen it and had another “revelation”: I don’t want to have a stable life! I want to travel, to explore new places, to meet new people and feel shivers up and down my spine every second, and butterflies in my stomach for the rest of my life.
It’s childish and probably you hear it all around, people trying to run away from monotony. Having something stable is not necessary bad, no matter if you’re thinking of a person or a place, but I ask this: if you were to choose between doing the same old things over and over again and doing something new everyday, with the risk of having nothing to attach to later, what would you choose?
Seeing the movie, I identify myself entirely with the main character, Liz (Julia Roberts), as the woman looking for that “something” to complete her live, to make her feel alive. From a marriage that didn’t gave her the trills she was begging for, to another failed relationship, she choses to spend some quality time with herself, traveling. During the journeys she takes (Rome, India, Bali), she meets people who will have an important contribution to her discovery of self.
I know movies tend to overreact a bit (ok, a lot), but probably the soundtracks and the images, and why not, the story itself were perfectly put together, persuading me into analysing my life. (I wonder if producer has a contract with a travel agency haha)
So, coming back to my previous question, of choosing between a stable life and the roots-free one, I will have to answer with an “Ask me over 5 years, because now I will make a stupid decision!”. Joking, but the truth is I have so many things to do, and I don’t want to look back when I’m 60 and regret wasting my whole life, doing nothing, being afraid to take risks. I want to go around the world, start with well-known places and end up lost in a totally random city, so that in the end, to say “Now I know what I want!”.
Persuade your dreams, follow your heart, discover what you actually want!