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When Drew Barrymore `freaked out` after career break

Los Angeles: Actress Drew Barrymore "freaked out" after taking a break from her career to embark on a year-long spiritual quest abroad.

After wrapping her 2009 directorial debut with ‘Whip It’, the 37-year-old went on a solo journey to India to give herself a chance to reflect on her future.

However, Barrymore admits she panicked when the time came to give up her career.

"It freaked me out. I was afraid to let go. But with great risk comes great reward. We always wonder (when single), `Where is this person? Oh my God, I`m lonely, what`s my future?`"

"But eventually you`ll meet somebody, and this time will be gone. And you will kick yourself for not enjoying it. For me, that year was a great investment. It made me realise, I`m ready for something different," quoted her as saying.