Beyonce Writes
For Essence

After years of near non-stop work Beyonce finally got smart and took a solid vacation. Now the Run the World singer is opening up about her time off in an article titled Eat, Play, Love.

Beyonce's Essence article Eat, Play, Love (inspired by the film Eat, Pray, Love in which Julia Roberts takes a year off to travel the world and find herself) chronicles the singer's hard-earned year away from the music world.

For a superstar like Beyonce an extended dream vacation doesn't just involve exotic locations, it means taking the time to do normal things. At the top of Beyonce's vacation to-do list? Spending time with husband Jay-Z, picking her nephew up from school and learning to cook.

In Eat, Play, Love Beyonce writes, "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. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do."

She continues, "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. 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."

Judging by the response to Beyonce's Run the World video and subsequent American Idol performance, the hiatus was a success!

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Comments on "Beyonce's year off from music: 'Eat, Play, Love'"

noteenoshade June 04, 2011 | 1:40 PM

That right there ain't nothing but bs!

Nic June 03, 2011 | 10:54 PM

Troy spoke the truth! She said it herself that she thanks god for YouTube or else she wouldn't have never discovered these great ideas! Lol the "queen" is unoriginal..amazing performer and singer but unoriginal. That's the truth.

Beyoncejr June 03, 2011 | 7:36 PM

Tell that beotch don't wit da Queen!

alonzo June 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM

TROY U SHUT THE BEYONCE DIDNT STEAL NUN IF U NOT RAPPING OR SINGING THEN SHUT THE AND GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE U GET SHOUT AT YOUR STUPID ASS DISSING THE QUEEN GO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE

Troy June 03, 2011 | 6:56 PM

All that did on her time off was watch youtube, and steal other peoples video concepts and of course music as she always does...now she's back with yet another bull song/cd. She needs to retire, for good.

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