Hi, Everyone. On 1st June, I am going to ride a bicycle by myself from Newyork to Sanfrancisco to improve myself, be confident enough to overcome hardships, have a lot of experience ever. but Unfortunately, I am at a low fund even I booked flights from Sanfrancisco to Korea, bus from Toronto to Newyork. Somebody doubt if it's the right reason for fundraising or not. I would tell about my story to you. It's a kind of long story though I am gonna try to tell the true story.
Let me first introduce myself very quickly. I am Matthew from Korea and I am living now in Canada for a while with a work permit. and Now the time is coming to leave here. 7months ago, I was here to earn some money and a lot of experiences ever.
Last November, I came here with my budget for $1500. Honestly, That was all I had. No supports from anybody even my family because unfortunately, 2years ago my father's business was bankrupt and my family was going on 5milion us dollers in debt. I didn't notice that issue until 1year later since that had happend because my father and mother never told me that.. but 1years later from what happend, I noticed that issue and that time I was trying to go graduate school in US. Of Course because I didn't know that family thing, I was trying to do. If I did know that issue that time, I was not trying to do. So I gave up going to graduate school even I was preparing my essay with TOEFL,GRE Scores that time. I was shocked. I didn't know how to do.. and I was frustrated, crying every day cause I didn't believe that.. but as time goes by, I accept it and admit then was trying to look for what I should do first.
Honestly, that time my father was trying to do everything that he can do. but it was all fail. Finally Last year, he and my mother are on the black list in credit company and which means from that time my family was going on the burden to pay back debt which is actually 5MILLION US DOLLERS. even though I am still student of university no graduated from University yet..I didn't believe that what happend to us..but I need to face the reality. So,from that time my family should sell all the furniture which are valued. So we have sold car, house, furniture, pianos, a lot of stuff as we can. but It was not enought for it. and we were trying to get support from Goverment though It didn't work well. After then I should save money to pay back the least interest from bank,goverment in my family debt, so I decided to apply for leave of my absence. I have worked very hard like I got 3 jobs that time to support my family but after I realize I should look at the long term. If I keep 3jobs, I realized that there were not hopes..So, I thought, in the long time, I should do something to do like improving myself for the better future.
That's why I am here in Canada with work visa right now. I had saved some cashes then just came here to get a lot of experiences ever, improve my English skills, get into a company, volunteers experience.. At first, Everything seems to be going to be good though It didn't work well. Unfortunately, instead, I got a lot of bad experiences here like I got fired without any paycheck so I did report them to Canada labour department, I got fired due to the store's low fund condition, I was bullying from a hacker who wanted to get paid from me without any reasons. but Fortunately, I got some good jobs though I always have had not enough money because because I need to support my family financial status (Even just one time , I went to New york. It was kind of rewards for myself cause I needed to get fresh air into my head to come out from those burdens)
So after 3months since I am here, I decided to ride a bicycle from Newyork to Sanfrancisco cause that time I had enough money for that trip but unfortunately, I got fired again haha.. the manager told me like we need someone else who could work here for a long time.(From my opinion, they should've not hire me if they wanted it!) but that time I already booked my flight from Sanfrancisco to Korea in August because I never thought that I am fired from them. that happend last month.
When I decided that trip, so many people have asked me why you should go there? but I didn't say anything but now I want to tell you why I should go.
I have been a tough time even it was very hard. One day, my family was bankrupt then the dept was going to be 5million dollers that feels like I lost everything, I am walking in the darkness without any lights. My dream to go graduates school for the better future was screwed up, I needed to support my family even I am a student, My sister is trying to do everything she can like me. but for me everything is fine because at least I have learned a lot of life lessons from them both in Korea and Canada.
I believe I can do overcome this thing, one day, I can be a big man but right now, I need to get something more.. like power, confidence, hope. that's why I really want to go there..After that trip, I might realize there are lots of supporter, there are still hopes, there are still reasons which I am looking forward to. I just want to overcome myself, be stronger, be a confident man who can overcome. I want to keep going my way even though everything is going to be worst. When I am back to Korea, I might be in a same thing that I had experienced before, That's why I should be much stronger. I don't want to be frustrated, exhausted again..
So I really need your help. I have a dream and I really believe there are lots of people who be nice. At least I know everyone has a reason for their life even if good or not. I want to be a hope to those who are in hardships and in the future I really want be someone who is able to help out someone who are in troubles like me. I know this bad thing is gonna continue for a while but I won't give up forever.
In the future I want to say everyone "I has been in a hardship but fortunately, there were lots of supporters, best people, friends, family.. that's why I am here now so I am your supporter"
Thank you for listening to my long story and even you cannot help me out, Sincerely I hope everyone don't give up there dream.
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