"I decided to leave my life eight months ago. Since then, I’ve been to Finland with a Latin American ballroom dancing team, toured Sweden with a Greek, met some Canadians in Amsterdam to watch the Olympics, and I’m about to head to Iraq to teach social media to soldiers in war zones."
The people on this world are absolutely amazing, sometimes.
"I think society’s emphasis on family forces us into relationships that are otherwise unhealthy. Sure, a long time ago, when people lived miles from civilization, family was all you had. There was a very practical purpose to sticking together. But now I have six million people in my backyard. Why should I be wasting time with someone I don’t like just because they have the same last name as me?"
Oh my god. Literally everything I want my grandmother to understand, or anyone who says family is absolutely most important.
"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
"When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along."
"Sounds like you worked things out with the father?"
"No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."