My name is Lara and I`m 23 years old student living in a little chicken-shaped country calles Slovenia (Google it, if you don`t believe me). I made this campaign to try and finally live and experience my life by doing the most out of my gap year. I decided to take on my gap year and go to travel and work in Australia.Now let`s go back in time and let me tell you a little about me,
My childhood wasn`t all sunshine and roses. When I was 10 my parents divorced, and me and my sister were living with my mom at the start. Soon after the divorce my mom started feeling depressed and was eventually diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. Because of her bipolar disorder she had episodes of depression and manic. When she was depressed, all she did was sleep and when she was manic, she spent all her money on whatever. You could say she had a shopping addiction. Because of that the money was tight and often me and my sister were the one`s taking care of my mom and often we went to bed feeling hungry. Things got so bad that our dad had to take us in after a while. You may think things got better staying with him. However after he divorced my mom he started his own family. And when me and my sister went to my dads, we felt like a burden. My stepmom did`t accept us at all and made us feel unwelcomed at our house every single day. Since I was 12 I knew I wanted to get the hell out of there as soon as I finish my high school and I`m able to start working, so I can take care of myself. After, what I can say 7 tourtures years me and my sister were finally able to move away from home. Since then I have been working next to my studies every day to be able to provide for myself and be independent enough to never rely on my parents again. I can honestly say that my teen years haven`t felt like I was a teen at all, because I had to grow up so fast and had to take care of myself.
This year I decied to do something for myself. I decided I want to take a gap year starting in September and finally travel and see the world, and just enjoy myself for once without worrying how I`m gonna pay for my rent. So I decided I want to go to Australia, more precisely Melbourne. It has always been a dream of mine to live in a foreign coutry and really experience and embrace the adventure of travelling and living abroad.
I feel selfish for asking anybody for money, I really do, but shit man, I am finally strong enough to say I deserve his!
If any of you find my cause good enough reason to fund me I would appreciate it so much!! There is not enogh words to explain my gratitude towards anyone who decides to fund my dream. :))