So lovely and decadent, right? And, soooooooo Eat, Pray, Love!!! Well, halfway through their year-long trip (they are now in Athens), the couple has written a blog post titled, "Why We Quit Our Jobs in Advertising to Scrub Toilets," to share the "uglier side" of their trip, ie. the fact that they are broke and have been scrubbing toilets, scooping cow poop, and shoveling rocks to make ends meet. Eat, pray, cry yourself to sleep and regret your terrible, impulsive decisions.
Cartell writes, "We eat jam on crackers most days, get roughly 5hrs of sleep per night, and lug our extremely heavy bags through cobbled streets at 1am, trying to find our accommodation."
But a little poop here and a little homelessness there hasn't made them regret their decision. "We have time to brainstorm our own ideas, and push our own creative experiments. It’s like heaven for us," Cartell writes.