Travel Memoir Captures One Woman’s World-Wide Adventure to Find Herself

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Author Eryn Donnalley travels the globe looking for something that was inside all along

In 2014, Eryn Donnalley made a decision that would profoundly alter the course of her life. Entering her mid-thirties, Donnalley had the perceived ideal American life complete with a marriage, stable career and comfortable homestead. Yet, this seemingly perfect lifestyle left her unsatisfied and full of discontent. In the midst of deep depression, she had an epiphany: the problem lay within. Hoping to escape the prison of her own mind, Donnalley embarked on a journey to find her highest self and boarded a one-way flight to India.

Over the next 28 months, she travelled to five continents, exploring an unlikely path to true happiness through profound inward reflection. Donnalley now pens an adventurous narrative that takes readers on her voyage around the world with “Facing Freedom: Solo Female Travel | Two-Plus Years | Five Continents | The Return to Self.”

“Facing Freedom” follows the physical, mental and emotional expeditions Donnalley endured when she risked everything to forge a new path for herself. Having left her marriage and career, she reduced her life to a storage unit, packed an oversized trekking backpack and set off for the unknown. Struggling to hear her intuition, ruled by pre-conditioned fear, Donnalley discovered a spiritual awakening where she learned to tap into her inner wisdom to uncover purpose, meaning and happiness. Featuring life lessons Donnalley incorporated during her travels, “Facing Freedom” encourages readers to face their insecurities and embark on an inward journey.

“When we look out there to find happiness in here – whether it’s food, alcohol, shopping or relationships – we fail to find real contentment within ourselves,” Donnalley said. “Facing Freedom is about discovering the courage to risk everything you know, in order to find something better within yourself.”

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“Facing Freedom: Solo Female Travel | Two-Plus Years | Five Continents | The Return to Self ”
By Eryn Donnalley
ISBN: 9781480833944 (hardcover), 9781480833937 (softcover), 9781480833920 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press

About the author
Eryn Donnalley is an author, artist, life coach, and dedicated change-agent who inspires others to find their highest selves. After working 16 years in the construction and development industry, she felt called to find a more authentic, creative path. Her incredible solo journey, recounted in “Facing Freedom: Solo Female Travel | Two-Plus Years | Five Continents | The Return to Self,” sparked an awakening that reinvigorated her to live life more fully with purpose and meaning. Although Donnalley resides in Colorado, she still considers herself a nomad at heart and dedicates her life to seeking truth, knowledge, and wisdom from all corners of the globe.

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