About two months ago, I had written a similar post, published it and about a month ago, deleted it. It was a post requesting sponsorship for my upcoming move to Guatemala.
See, where I come from, we are prideful people. The thought of asking for help whether it be monetary or not is a daunting task. We prefer to get things done on our own, no matter how hard it is.
Since my deleted post, I have had a closet sale and paired it with my savings and the earnings from my small business. Unfortunately, it still isn't enough. After realizing that, I had lost all hope. That is, until someone amazing convinced me not to give up on my dreams.
Esperanza means hope in Spanish.
It's not often that someone gets your vision but the end result can be spectacular in so many ways for so many people. So today, I'm not coming to you with a sad story as to why I need your help. I am simply and humbly asking that you believe in me, that you trust my journey and help me to accomplish something that I set out to do. Something I believe will make me better.
In two weeks, I leave my country, The Bahamas for the breathtaking shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. During this time, I plan to explore, volunteer/help with community service, adopt a dog and write my second book and a book of short stories including some of the short story posts from this blog.
It is my hope to document all of this on Instagram & Snapchat (@xoeesh) and here on the blog.
Donations can be made here or directly to my Paypal account (email address: email@example.com)
I would be very grateful to receive your donation but your well wishes, prayers and encouragement via social media/email will be appreciated as well.