"The truth of the matter is, when I spent three months living in an apartment in Buenos Aires, that was a cheaper three-month period than living in Los Angeles would have been. It can literally save you money to go there for a couple months."
"Traveling by myself changed the way I was at work and changed the way I was with my family and changed the way I was with my friends, because I came home from these trips feeling like I knew that I had the ability to take care of myself and connect with people and make choices that kept me safe. This sense of confidence is what I got out of it."
"We as women sometimes feel uncomfortable doing those kinds of things alone and are afraid of what people think of us. I hope that women might be a little braver and not worry so much about what other people think about your life choices, you sitting alone at the table or you deciding to wait a little longer to settle down."
Just a few of the brilliant quotations from television writer Kristin Newman, whose new book, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, just hit bookstores. This memoir chronicles her time spent living abroad, and acts as encouragement for other folks to test their own boundaries by considering solo or long-term travel.
For the LA Times interview with the author, click here. Happy reading!
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