It's My Turn Now
I deeply appreciate you coming to my page to learn a little bit more about me and my love and need to travel next year. I am a young 22 year old who has worked and gone to school every day of her life. I have done the whole technical 8+ hour work day -seven days a week- while going to college full-time (12+ units) and as I am finding as I get older that while yes a degree is something you need to further your career and lifestyle - it just is not for me at this point in my life. I am a free spirit who wants and yearns to learn about the cultures and societies around me while I find myself along the way. I have had my ups and downs throughout my life whether it be from getting bullied at a very young age, battling my depression and not becoming a statistical number, to taking care of all of those around me (both in my personal and work life) before myself. I have never asked for much in my life since I have always had it all by having the most devoted, loving, and supportive parents. To even a great support system in my friends and family. To my second family *shush don't tell them* that has helped mold the independent and strong headed women I am to this day (EDPC & FDR). But I am here to ask your help in helping me achieve my biggest dream which is to travel and experience new cultures. I am asking for a chance to put myself first and be able to do something that I know a little small town girl may never achieve without a strong heart, head, and drive. With your help, I would be able to experience a world not many get the chance too and I would love to take you along with me as a do a video blog every day to show both my travels and experiences, but ultimately show my gratitude to all of you who have either donated financial, or with words of wisdom, and even a share to those you know on Facebook or any other social media platforms. Please help me make this possible for once a very highly regarded French author who had won a Nobel Prize in Literature -Andre Gide- once said: “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” So help me sail away from my shore to those I have never been to before. - Carole H.