A Backpack and a Baby

A Backpack and a Baby

From Samantha Gonzales

I'm raising money to take my baby boy backpacking across the world. I'm documenting our story one city at a time and will be posting updates on our adventures as we go.

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about 1 month ago

We are creating a map of places and sites that we are going to visit! Any suggestions?

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Hey everyone and welcome to my fundraising page. I created this page as a single mother looking for more out of my life. In my mid twenties I began to travel and explore the world and it changed my life forever. I was able to see people places and things that I could have never dreamed of. I explored islands and mountains and jungles like no one had ever before me in my family. Now I feel it is my duty to pass this on to my son before he gets indoctrinated into the common practice of living and working. I want to show him that there's more to life than working all day long to make a dollar, to do it all over again the next day. I want to show him that there's people out there that will change his life in a moment's time. I want to show him that there are places that will captivate his soul for eternity. I want to show him animals that he's only seen on T.V. I want to show him that life is worth living, out there and not cooped up in a house. I want to show him that the world exists and it's beautiful and he can change people and people can change him. It has been a dream of mine to take him all over the world in a backpack. it is time that this dream came true. Day after day I just been waiting waiting for my life to change,waiting for a big break, working and working and working. Working to be in the same place week after week, month after month and I'm tired. I'm tired of waiting. I'm tired of wondering. I'm tired of living a normal, mundane life, when I know there's more out there for us; for me and for him. I know this is my mission in life, I know this is my calling; to travel with a backpack and a baby. To make a documentary about my exploration and adventures. To document Matrix's experiences and just share them with the world, to show you not only that it's possible, but what it's like as a single mother traveling with a 2 year old. In foreign lands, in foreign places, with foreign people. I want to show him ancient sites, watering holes deeper than the mind can fathom, oceans green and blue alike. I want to show him whales. I want to show him jungles and I want to show him most importantly, all the different people that exist in the world and how we all exist on this planet as one people even though we are spread so vastly across. I want to show him that his heart can desire anything in the world and that it is achievable and then all it takes is for him to believe. I created this fundraiser because all money comes from other people. We as human beings are not monetary prints. We cannot print money ourselves. It must come from another person. So this is why I'm asking for your help so you can help us by adding value to our lives, by encouraging us to fulfill our destiny and live out my dreams. Every donation will go towards something useful for our journey, whether it be housing, medical costs, supplies, documentary gear, food and traveling; every penny will be used for the benefit of our journey. Any excess money that we have left over from our journey, is going to be paid forward to the people and places that we visit. My goal is to add value to people's lives to raise them up and give them a confidence that they never had before. To show them that anything is possible. This is my mission and I need your help, we need your help. I know no matter what, I will accomplish my dreams, but the more people we can bring along to share our journey, with the better. We will be documenting each and every day, every leg of our journey; the good, the bad, the beautifu and the ugly. THIS is a Backpack and a Baby.

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