3 months ago, I left the US after quitting my job and selling my belongings. After a bad and abusive marriage had ended, and after the death of one of my closest friends, I experienced years of depression and felt simply empty. I worked very hard towards saving for this trip, and have done it the smart way – staying in places for free in exchange for work/budget flights/cheap hostels – and have found personal development and happiness that I’ve spent years without.
I recently got to Thailand, and here is where things fell apart. I have a $1200 check from John Hancock that was supposed to be deposited into my account 4 weeks ago that I still have not received (am currently in an extended back-and-forth with them via email working to resolve this).
Then my wallet was stolen, with all of my remaining cash (equivalent to ~$1500 USD).
I am desperate – I need money and I need it quickly, and my family is unable to help me. Even with the theft, if John Hancock fulfills their side, I could still make it back to New Zealand where I plan on working until the end of my working holiday visa (so I can save up more money again), but I’m stranded am panicked without that funding, and have no backup.
Please please help. My visa in Thailand expires in 23 days, so even a little bit would help as I can live here cheaply while I figure things out. I’m desperate.