What happened when I took “A Year to Myself” (Book Release)

“When nothing was going right, I didn’t turn left. I went online and booked a one-way ticket to London. It was the day of my university graduation and for the entire ceremony, the gruelling minutes that felt like hours of family photos, and the celebratory dinner party my mum held for me in the evening, I harboured the secret better than a Russian spy.

And then I came out with it: “Mum, Dad, I’m not going to get a job. I’m going to travel the world and take a year to myself”.

A Year to Myself follows the yearlong journey of internationally-recognised travel blogger Brooke Saward as she flew around the world: solo, single, and in something close enough to solitude.

There were no relationships. There were no one night stands, no dating, no kissing. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Just me, myself, and my blog. The entire year was a testament to trusting myself, testing myself, and treating myself with the love I was seeking from others.

Here’s what happened when I took A Year to Myself.”

A Year to Myself

‘AYTM’ is now available for $19.99.

About the Book: A Year to Myself

I’ve never been certain of much in life. Like many of us, I’ve been dipping in and out of enthusiasm, forever changing my course in life, and forced my way through life in a process of trial and error.

Then I started travelling the world.

Seeing all that I had, knowing what I had learned on the trips I had taken, I came to the conclusion that travelling was the best education I could have given myself. And so on the day I graduated university I booked a one way ticket to London to visit six continents with just my own two feet, and take a year to myself. This book is full of tales from the road.

What Readers are saying!

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Why Digital & Not Print

There are exciting things happening here at WOW HQ. Exciting things I wish more than anything I could talk about, but for now, I can only hint at what the big news might be!

Before setting out to take a year to myself to travel the world and write a book about it, I was determined to get this book published or at the very least in hard copy so that readers had a physical product they could hold as their own and cling to it in times where you just need to escape into the pages. It was my primary concern in the months leading up to releasing “AYTM”, until one day recently a very exciting opportunity landed on my desk (or, okay, in my email inbox to be specific), which has altered my path for this year’s book release.

And so, alas, “AYTM” will now be released in digital form only at this stage, to make room for the very exciting news that I will be able to share with you in the coming months.


Please do tweet me, facebook me, instagram me or telepathically send brainwaves my way to let me know your thoughts on the #AYTM book… I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

xo Brooke

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