Originally Posted by Therapy
I want to "take off" and have others fund my Pay Pal account for the trip too.
I just created an account to set some things straight... Since obviously some people are getting the wrong idea about how I fund my trip. To start with, I am definitely not funded by my paypal account, let me assure you. Certainly, there have been some very generous people on the internet
who've taken interest in my voyage and assisted me, but I am in no way (not even CLOSE) sailing off random online donations. Generally people pop in $5 or $10 here and there, and I think of it as meeting someone with similar interests and buying
them a beer
at the bar. I know when I've had money
, I've donated a few dollars to people I've never met because I support their efforts.
The reality is, I'm in an exceptional amount of debt, and quite literally only just 'keeping afloat' out here, shifting around what I have to keep away debt collectors and borrowing money
left right and centre.
I'm quite certain, Therapy, that if you're 20 years old or 50 years old, and you setup a website and share something people find interesting, you too will attract people who'll metaphorically buy you a beer
. In fact, I'd buy you one right now, to show you that generosity runs in circles.
And as an aside, since this thread appears to be about trying to figure out whether you can afford to sail on peanuts - Sure, you can do it if you want to; you simply have to give up a great deal to do it. If you're willing and hard working, you can sail anywhere in anything, regardless of what people say - Do it in a raft made out of plastic drums if you want: It's been done, and it can be done again.
Thanks to the others on the forum that have taken a positive interest in my project
, I really appreciate it. I write to you from English
, and will be departing for New York
in around a week.
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