I’m not exactly sure how to start all of this off, so I guess that I’ll just wing it.
Basically, I’m here to ask for help from anyone that may be reading this. I don’t expect anyone to feel as though they need to help me out or that they owe me anything. I understand that there are others who need help as well and that this may not be a cause that many find necessary to donate towards. All that I wish to do is to explain my case and hope that someone is willing to help me out a bit.
A few years ago, when I was still in high school, I began to find that I was sad most of the time. It started during my junior year. At the time, I didn’t see it as much. It was a burden, but it was a small one that I could work around. By my second year of college, I began to go through a time where I was discovering my sexuality and gender status. It was confusing and, unfortunately, I ended up getting hurt a few times all while I was afraid to tell too many people because I was scared of the reaction that I might receive. The summer after I began to discover all of these things about myself, my depression got really bad and it was very hard to go from day to day. I was working my first job at the time and that just added to the toll that the depression took on me.
Ever since then, my depression had been somewhat bearable, although it’s been accompanied by mood swings. I had some financial issues with school (some that were never resolved and that I’m currently still trying to resolve) and because of those issues, I had to take a year off from school. I’ve been babysitting to earn income. It doesn’t pay much, but I get by. Lately, I’ve been feeling really burned out and everything feels hopeless. Functioning from day to day is getting a lot harder, seeing as I am babysitting in the same place (without anyone to keep me company), for anywhere from 6 - 13 hours a day, five days a week. I’ve fallen into a routine that often has me feeling emotionally tired and discouraged about the turnout that my life will have.
So, what’s my point? After talking my problems out with relatives and friends (I’ll be going to find a therapist rather soon), I’ve realized that I need to get a break from everything. Therefore, I’ve decided that I want to take a vacation. I’m hoping to be able to travel to another state for a week or two in order to reset my mood and outlook on life a little.
However, I’m going to need help doing this. Working off of what I currently make, it’s not nearly enough to fund this trip that I need to take. Because of this, I’m asking for donations. What I’m prepared to do is offer a small gift in exchange for any donations that I may receive. For those who may be reading and don’t know me, I am an artist (see my art here
) that makes digital art and some jewelry. I will most likely offer portrait sketches that will serve as a thank you since I wouldn’t feel right taking money for free if anyone wants to help me.
If anyone wants to help me, then it is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading.
Here is my GoFundMe
page if anyone is interested.
You can also support me by either commissioning me or visiting my RedBubble store
I won't look at anyone differently if they don't donate. The fact that anyone even reads this means a lot to me. Again, thank you for reading.