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Trying to get out of a very long depression using travel.

Kaulinycia Boniscavage Start Date: Mar 19, 2017 - End Date: Mar 18, 2018
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Portland, OR, United States of America

My Travel Story

by: Kaulinycia Boniscavage Start Date: Mar 19, 2017 - End Date: Mar 18, 2018
This may sound selfish to some but I'm not doing a trip for anybody but myself. I do so much for everyone around me already and nobody ever does anything for me so I'm trying to help myself out of a depression I have been going through for as long as I can remember. My therapists have been telling me that if I can just get out of where I am right now and if I can push myself somewhere new and do something new I will get better and find my reason for living.

I overdosed on purpose summer of 2016 and haven't been here much since then and I want to get myself back. I'm going to start saving money towards one of the destinations I have chosen and I'm 100% hoping I can go within the next year. I want to want to live but everything is the same no matter what I change. I'm hoping that leaving here for a few days or weeks will get me in a better place. I'll finish high school and go off to college. I'll hopefully do something with my life. 

I chose Leeds because a friend of mine lives there and I'll have someone to stay with while I leave the US and explore to find myself in a new place. I'll have someone important with me while I work to get myself back on track. It'll also just be nice to be around someone new. I have known her for a while but we have never met. 

I chose San Juan because it'll be an escape from the depressing weather. I'll be able to explore the beaches and hike as well. It'll be a beautiful escape with nobody I know so I can really internalize my search for happiness on my own. It is also the cheapest place I would like to visit.

I chose Portland because my dream college is there and it will be nice to see it and know that I am so close to it and that one day I could be living out there going to college if I could push myself just a little harder. I have a few important people out there as well which it will be nice to meet them and tour my future life/college.

My older sister took a trip when she was my age across the US funded by her father's passing. She just recently took another trip which was around Europe and ended up going to Asia and staying in Vietnam for several months. Every word from her mouth was that leaving and experiencing life somewhere new for a few weeks/months was exhilerating and motivating. It helped her out of a huge slump in her life. It pushed her to re-enroll in college and take a chance at life again. 

I mean it can't hurt to try.
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Portland, OR, United States of America