Girl Crush :: Elizabeth Gilbert

I have girl-crushed on Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert for a while now. I'm pretty much half in love with this woman. First of all, she's an author. As in, she makes a living writing down stuff in her head and other people like reading it and are changed by it. Secondly, she's tall! Seriously, the amount of tall lady role models out there was slim pickins in my youth [unless you wanted to be in the WNBA]. Thirdly, she likes to eat. A lot. I referenced one of my favorite scenes from the film about Gilbert's sabbatical not so long ago. Lastly, she's way existential. 

As a [self-described] creative being, I am awed by Elizabeth Gilbert's eloquence at expressing things I don't even realize are inside me until she puts the words together and then it all makes sense. Take her TED Talk about the Creative Spirit, Inspiration, and Talent, for example. I could watch this every. single. morning. If you have 20 minutes [trust me, you do], I highly recommend giving this one a watch.

How can you not love her?? She's charismatic but real yet inspiring and still funny. I want to be her when I grow up. That being said, I gotta go. Must write something. It's my job, as Ms. Gilbert explains, to sit down each day and work at it. If something great is meant to be, it will. And as an optimist, I'm bound to believe that something great IS indeed meant to be.

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  1. Eat, pray and love is quite a book, a quick read that stays with you, very satisfying, more please. Gilbert treats you like you're her best friend at her dinner table after the second bottle of wine has been opened, honestly, lustfully and lovingly. You will want to read it again as soon as you finish it.


    1. Seriously LOVE this woman. :) Thanks for your comment!