Needless to say, I really enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love – it was like listening to someone very similar to my own sensibilities figure herself out on so many levels. The biggest connection I felt was Liz’s nervous chattering mind, I felt like I could understand what she felt in so many moments – searching for a stillness, serenity, and peace of mind. Her painstaking transition into what became such a huge triumph in India with a sudden understanding for the love in her whole heart, God, spiritual stillness, peacefulness, and strength really struck a huge cord with me. And, the author’s intricate and detailed way of telling the story was so enveloping – makes me want to travel to India and find peace of mind myself.
Melissa gave me this book as a gift when I was in Dallas and I just started reading it last night. It’s totally making sigh in relief, since I think I’m reacting to being engaged just like the main character in the book. I don’t have my “perfect” day planned out in my head, I have no idea what to do in terms of flowers, dresses, budget, location and almost find it revolting altogether since I’m so busy with other things in life.
Bobby and I are from opposite sides of the country and don’t have a specific place we REALLY want to get married. We want to do something nice, but not go overboard, we do not want to be stressed but find ourselves totally stressing out when trying to make any major decisions. The wedding industry totally does that to people though – making you think you have to make it perfect and fabulous and over-the-top. I want it to be a day I remember forever, not a stress-filled day of craziness that leaves me wiped out and exhausted.
Anyway – I’m super excited to keep reading this book and find out what she decides to do with her wedding. Maybe it will put things into perspective for me and help me handle it Shellie-style. Thank you Melissa for the wonderful gift. I really needed a new book to read as well. Muah!
So I get home from a stressful day at work last Monday and sort through all the mail, try to put my emotions on a leash when thinking about our mortgage situation and all the hassle and unfortunate circumstances we are in and I see this box from amazon on my desk. I open it and to my surprise is this book, Outliers – which I distinctly remember hearing about from Justin at Mike Nourse’s Opening and also subsequently remember adding to my Amazon wishlist at some point weeks earlier. I’m thinking, “Oh! I mistakenly clicked the ’1-click ordering’ button on the right hand side of the page and accidentally bought it.”
But then I look at the receipt and it says the billing address is from Justin Winget – um, awesome! I couldn’t have known it at the time, but now reading half way into the book and spending a little more time with myself lately for some quiet time, how much I needed some inspiration and a great book to read. Continue Reading →
Woke up late – Bobby literally ran out the door for work before I fully got my eyes open…my feet and knees were really aching from the walk last night so I lazied around for awhile in the room until Lunch…took the bus down to bobby’s office and went to the Vitra Design Museum – took a look at lots of different contemporary/modern furniture. Bobby is ready to throw out all of our new living room furniture and buy cooler stuff now. haha. There was some really great stuff in there including this couch we liked for about $16,000.00 – haha. Yeah, uh, don’t think that one would ever make it to our house….little bit out of my price range, right?
So then we went to grab a bite to eat, got some sandwiches/wraps…then Bobby went back to work and I wandered around the neighborhood to a bunch of little shops and open markets. After finding this one market I really wished we would’ve eaten lunch there. There were all these vendors with different hot foods and cakes/danishes…the smells were literally engulfing me…I was like “Why am i full right now!? I could be eating a kebab or a cupcake or handful of spiced almonds”.
After the yummy smelling market – I went to a few more shops and found this AWESOME little bookstore called BookArtBookshop.com – I must’ve been in there for an hour looking at all the little art books and stationary and postcards…it was like shellie heaven. :) I came home after that and I’m waiting now for Bobby to get home from work so we can find something for dinner and hopefully go ride the London Eye (ferris wheel). Cheers!!