In the movie Eat, Pray, Love (yes, it’s a based on a bestseller), Julia Roberts takes time off to find herself. In the new issue of Essence magazine, Beyoncé writes her first story, appropriately titled, “Eat, Play, Love.”
In her own words, Beyoncé wrote the cover story for Essence this month about her nine-month vacation and renewal of her soul.
The singer has her fourth studio album, 4, coming out after having taken off some time to truly find herself and what’s important in life.
“I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious,” Beyoncé writes. “I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do.”
“Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband… Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things,” she explains. “They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile…”
And she credits her break for inspiring her creativity. So now you know why she’s back and better than ever!