Help Me Meet My Long-Term Friends!

Evgenia Glantzi Start Date: Nov 24, 2016 - End Date: Mar 23, 2017
  • NY, United States of America

My Travel Story

by: Evgenia Glantzi Start Date: Nov 24, 2016 - End Date: Mar 23, 2017
Oh hello! Nice to see you here on my page :)

I'm a 18 year old high school student from the cold country of Finland, who's going to graduate soon. 

Since I've been a kid I've moved from city to city, not really creating any long-lasting friendships. Lucky to me I've always adapted into the situation. However, I've longed for meaningful friendships since forever and thanks to the world wide web I've created international bonds with people that live thousands of kilometers away from me. I especially have a group of friends that I've been close friends with for two years and counting. They've been there for me through my hardships I've faced in these past couple of years (I lost two relatives - dad and grandma), lifting me up emotionally, making me smile through the hardest of times. We talk a lot on Skype and text daily, dreaming of meeting each other some day. To me it's almost impossible because all of my money is going to my rent and trying to keep myself fed. 

However, a reason to travel appeared like from the clear skies - with a good timing.

The original reason me and the group of friends found each other was via the interest towards a band. Now the band is having a world tour, but unfortunately they're not coming to Europe. However, they're going to New York: a place where one of my friends lives. The date is also perfect - it's a week after my last finals!

We started planning ahead going to New York and stay at my friend's place. It felt like a dream come through until I woke up to the harsh reality - I don't have enough money for it. I've tried to save money from the little money that's left in my groceries and find other different solutions. I can't work, thanks to my school schedule, so I've been devastated. My friends are lucky to live so close, only a car drive away, and then there's me who needs to go across the ocean. 

This is my last change.

My trip wouldn't be long and the goal I've set consists of flights and concert tickets. I'm planning on staying for 6 days in there around late March. 

Thank you so much for reading this. Even small donations help on the long run and even if you can't donate, good thoughts are always better than nothing! :) <3
  • NY, United States of America