Ever since I was 12, I’ve chose to do things differently. At that age, I persuaded my parents to take me and my sister out of the local private school and into the local public schools. And so the risk taking/persuasion begun! I enjoy such endeavors, but on the road throughout life, you learn a few things. …and one of those is, the journey of life is one you can not do alone.
For all the birthdays I’ve celebrated with you, for all the drinks we’ve shared, for all the bachelorette parties, bridal showers and baby showers, for all the weddings, whether I was in the wedding party or the audience, for all your children’s birthdays I’ve been invited to and a part of, for all the charities you’ve been a part of and invited me to support and for all the times your children or grandchildren have been selling or promoting their cause, sport, etc and have invited me to support, I thank you.
Although I haven't experienced most of the above and I’m over a thousand miles away, I’m still with you on your journey. I would love for you to be a part of helping me experience mine. Help me experience one of my dreams, starting my own business in the Netherlands…and settling in Western Europe like I’ve always wanted.
Due to the Friendship Agreement between the USA and the Netherlands, I will open up an educational consulting business, where I will be a freelancing consultant. With this business, a portion of my time will be volunteering with those less fortunate while still networking to create and expand my client base. I already have one client! However, in order to do this or work at all, the government requires a few things, the most important: capital.
My goal (of 5,000 euros) includes the cost of what the government wants me to have in a bank account (support the business with a minimum requested by the government of 4,500 euros) and the costs for this site. 5,000 Euros is roughly $7,000 American dollars and with your help, I am sure this is a tangible goal I can achieve. (The current exchange rate is 1Euro=$1.382.)
Thank you for all your help. Whether it's 5, 25, 50 or 100 Euros, whatever you can give is greatly appreciated. If all my friends were to give only 5 Euros (equals $6.91), it would take me half way to my goal! Feel free to pass this along via facebook or any other medium possible as this will help me achieve my goal and dream.
Sending you all my love from Amsterdam! Thank you or as they say here dank je wel!