From the Publisher
Shawn has put together a beautiful, sometimes darkly funny series of short stories about the people she met on her epic seven-month overland journey who transformed her and her life along the way. She also provides insight into what it's like to live and struggle with depression, social anxiety and an autoimmune disorder, all while backpacking alone through foreign countries.
Her message is simple--almost so simple it's easy to miss the profoundness of it--that the more you connect with people in an authentic way (let them see the real you), the more you--and your life--will be transformed by those people. "Each connection you make in life turns you into who you will become."
From the Author
It took me 10 years and 11 drafts to publish this book. It'll probably take another 10 years for me to fully integrate everything I learned from the people I met and the experiences I had. But I want you to know that the things I learned and shared in this book completely transformed my life
, and it just keeps getting better every year. So, if you're feeling unsatisfied with your life, give this book a shot...and let me know if it helps you.