There are lots of abandoned castle here in France. I dreamed of having one and turn it to a beautiful hotel and wedding reception.
I am an individual who came from a third world country, migrated here in France, and so far, I am unable to work as I am learning the language, but once I do, I will be back working in a hotel as a regular employee and will earn just enough to survive.
This is my story.
When I was a kid, living abroad is all I could think of to have a better life. After graduating from college, I joined the 1 year J-1 Internship Program in the USA, but I used all my hard earn money to reimbursed my expenses like, agency fee, visa fee, tickets and accommodation, and to buy warm clothes.
After my internship, I went back to my country, but I got lucky to meet my bf (who is French and joined the same program), and helped me to be able to live abroad again. We went to Cayman Islands and worked for 5 years, we didn’t save money as I was helping my family back home and the cost of living there is so high that our salary is just enough to live day by day.
We decided to leave Cayman and live in his country, here in France and now I am learning the language and he is providing for both of us.
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t want to go back to work for someone else, for so many reasons. My experienced working in Cayman Islands was not very pleasing. Yes, I met a lot of great people, but at the same time, I feel so sorry for myself. I worked for a long hours, give my best everyday, sacrifice all the holidays and special occasions for a minimum wage. Aside from that, because the job I am in, even how genuinely nice I served them, people don’t treat me with respect, I experienced so many times to get yelled at, be embarrassed in front of other people, throwing (not giving) me $20 dollar just to do what they want, and unfair distributions of tasks within the hotel.
Plus, because of how young I looked and my height, I can’t get promoted. I tried applying so many times to have a better position, even with the strong recommendation of boss, still no success.
I want to have my own business, I want to have my own hotel, but it seems so impossible. I don’t have the capability of buying such property. I don’t have other skills, and no matter how much I worked it’s not enough for me to make my dream come true.
This dream will both benefit me and my husband, my husband wants to have his own restaurant, he is a chef, but it requires a huge amount to have his own restaurant, we don’t have means to support it, even asking loan from the bank is impossible.
I know I am dreaming so high. But I believe that there are lots of people out there with extra money on their pocket, who is willing to help other reach their dream. I know you are reading this because you are looking for people to help and if you choose to help me, I will be forever grateful and you will change my life forever.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!