Hello everyone! My name is Giulia, I'm 20, I live in Italy and I need your help.
I think that giving what you can to fund someone who, in a particular period, may not have money to accomplish what he would want, it's a noble and helpful gesture.
Turning a little on this site, I came across strong and touching stories: people who, in a short time, will lose sight and would like to find money to travel a bit before it happens, others asking funds for operations... in short, people who surely need funds more than me, I'm honest. Beware, I don't consider silly my request, just not as serious as the other ones you will read... I'm sick of not having the money to make it, sure, it would change my life, but my life would continue without it. I write this because it's important to be honest, I have respect for money, especially for donations.
I am a very ambitious girl and because of various personal misadventures that happened in my life I chose very early what direction i want to undertake about my studies, I was immediately sure about it. When I was 14 I was already sure that I want to study psychology. I was not so brilliant in high school, I admit it, but when I knew myself a little bit more and I discovered my ambitious vein I immediately made my best in study: I became absolutely passionate to the act of studying, I became perfectionist, I wanted to do well not to show others I was the best but for myself, to prove my self, be proud of me and prepare for the professional career that I had chosen since I was 14 and I was anxiously waiting.
When I was 17, in my fourth year of high school, I start to think a bit more seriously about my professional future. My future career was something that spurred me on anything I did in my life, not just at school: It motivated me in everything, giving me an GOAL to pursue, something I didn't have before and made me unenthusiastic in everything, not just in matter of study. I started informing about the university and I soon realized how much the Major of psychology in my city (Catania, a city in the south of Italy) was below my expectations. Here in Italy, but especially here in the south, the figure of the psychologist is not valorized, and not valorised is also the study path that a aspiring psychologist has to undertake. I felt that the University of Catania was not the right place for me and that I wanted more, to get involved and to study where I could make a career. From that day on, it was a race to finish high school and roll up my sleeves to realize my dream.
Summer after finishing high school I had fun, but at the same time I studied so much to be able to get join in the Major of psychology (tests for universities in the north of Italy were definitely more difficult than my city) and I also paid a lot of private lessons to practice with a private professor in order to have more chances to do it; It was my opportunity, I care so much about it and had waited so much.
In September I did the tests for the Major of Psychology in Milan and Turin (the first university for psychology here in italy) but I also did them in my city but just to be certain.
However, various misadventures made my dream impossible to realize: Now I study here in Catania, yes, I study what I love, trying to pass all the exams of the first year before this July and although I'm not motivated at all, I put all my effort in studyng and my average is 27.5 now.
The truth is that I remained in my town to study only because of the economic problems that involved my family and me, and that we didn't expect at all. My parents could not afford the taxes, the books, the rent, and everything a person needs when he's studying away from home. It was an immense disappointment, and it is still today.
I'm just asking only the amount that if I reach it will allow me to live once I went out. I do not know if anyone will help me because as I have said before, many more people than me need money for more serious things, but I did everything to try to open up more roads for my future career and not end up with a degree and without a work, something I'm sure would happen if I remain here in my city, where almost every degree don't allow to have a steady job.
My project is to move on September if I can reach the amount: It is 500 euros per month for a year to start, I would provide the rent of an average house (about 350) and the rest would be for food and university expenses. My parents clearly would help me with what they can, even if they are both losing their jobs and my mom has not been paid for about 9 months: with these assumptions they could not quietly let a daughter study out.
I'm also thinking of looking for a job in August, just after exams, but clearly that money would not be enough to keep me safe for 11 months a year. That's why any donation from you, even 5 EURO, would be a big help to me. I do not pretend to live like a queen studying out; I'm ready to make sacrifices, but have the chance at least to do it in a city that valorizes my professional career.
The exams of the first year I have already passed and the other ones that I'm going to pass from here to July in my city are not the same exams as in the first year in Turin; This would mean for me to lose 4 exams on 6. I studied hard for those exams I passed but I prefer to validate the 2 that I could validate in Turin and start over. I put all my effort in passing all my exams and I would lose one year of studies, but start the university in Turin would be a big deal for my future, I'm sure.
I would like to talk about my ambitions to those who would like to know more. The 500 euros per month for 11 months would be 5,500 so I ask for 2,000 more to go with more tranquility, but it would be great to get to any lower amount of money.
I will love to have the opportunity to talk about my ambitions to show you HOW MOTIVATE I AM and inform those who are really interested in hearing about it so please contact me for further questions you may have.
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!