I decided already in highschool that I don’t want to have any children, and I stick to it. Shortly after I made that decision, I also decided I would sponsor children when I grew older, instead of having my own ones. That would give me someone to help and care for, at the same time as it would give me an opportunity and reason for visiting unusual places in the world – and do something to help people who have a difficult life and are happy for every cent they’re given.
Yesterday as I was thinking about the website banner which is part of my assignment at school, I also started thinking about sponsoring. I’ve been thinking about it for years and really wanted to start sponsoring someone, but I’ve always put it off. “I’m not old enough, I don’t have a job and no plans for the future, I haven’t great finances” etc etc. But really none of those arguments mean anything. I’m of age, so I’m old enough to be a sponsor. I don’t need to have a good job or my own family to be able to help someone else.
So I’ve finally done something about it. I applied for sponsorship with Barnfonden, which is a part of the Child Foundation, and now I’m eagerly awaiting the letter about “my” child! I wished for a little girl in Guatemala, hopefully there’s one for me. It feels so exciting – and good! This is the beginning of a new chapter of my life.