I was recently asked if I could have my Julia Roberts Eat, Pray, Love moment where would I go?
It was hard for me to answer.
I was also sitting by the ocean having breakfast on a perfect spring day.
I was overwhelmed.
The world is so vast, how can you possibly answer a question like that on the spot?
I thought about it since and here’s what I came up with.
1. Eat my way through San Sebastian.
I love the flavors of Spanish cuisine and tapas are just the right size for a small adult like me. For what it’s worth, San Sebastian also has the most Michelin stars per capita outside of Japan and since I’m not a sushi connoisseur, Spain takes the cake. At one point, I had a trip planned and San Sebastian was on the itinerary but alas, life got in the way. Going back on my own terms feels like the right move.
2. Pray my way to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Mandy Moore recently climbed Kilimanjaro and I admire her based on the little I see from her social media/various acting roles/interviews. I realize this doesn’t sound like a legitimate reason to most people so I’ll also add that my Oma, who is a living embodiment of wanderlust, set off to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro but had to turn around right before she reached the summit. Altitude sickness got the best of her and the worst part was she had medicine with her to prevent it. But she is weird about taking pills. So, making it to the top of that mountain feels like I would be finishing what she started.
3. Fall in love with Positano.
I recently decided and have been telling anyone who would listen that I was Italian in a previous life. Positano is by the ocean and as anyone who knows me also knows, I love the ocean/I am Moana.
So there you have my answer to an excellent question.