Hello, my name is Ashlyn. I’m a 22-year-old, mentally ill woman who was lucky enough to find my soulmate. His name is Bryce, and I’m head over heels in love with him. He’s my forever.
Bryce and I met in December of 2014 on OKCupid. I was going through a rough time after the break up from a terrible ex, and he hit me up. We clicked immediately, and we began talking, and playing games together via our Nintendo 3DSes. Our courtship didn’t begin until January, but once we met in person, it was wonderful; fireworks were going off. It was love at first sight. Our courtship continued through the end of January, and on the 31st, we became an actual couple.
Bryce has been there for me when no other person would’ve been; he’s treated me 100% better than previous partners, and he says the same about me. We are each other’s other half; we’re connecting puzzle pieces. If I didn’t have Bryce, I don’t know what I’d do.
In June of 2015, we moved in together. It was the first step to the rest of our lives together, and we were happy. However, in August, a used-to-be good friend of mine conned us into moving in with them. They subsequently took our money, our time, and, ultimately, our home. After two weeks of living with them, in a house we, not only helped buy, but cosigned for, they kicked us out without reason. We were left homeless and penniless. It took us over a month to find somewhere to live, and in late October, we moved in to our apartment.
Shortly after, my disabled mother came to live with us after her abrasive, emotionally inept husband left her. And, unfortunately, shortly after that, I lost my job. I worked at a farmer’s market selling cupcakes for a local bakery. However, sales began to dwindle as the year began to end, and my boss had to close the location I worked at. The brick and mortar location was too far a distance for me to commute, so I lost my job. Bryce was left to financially take care of three people, and our pets; and aside from that, I went into a deep depression (that I’m still currently fighting), so he had to take care of me in every other way, too.
It’s been a little over a year since we’ve been together, and we’ve come to the decision that we want to get married in October 2017. But, we’ve come to find out, that weddings are extremely expensive. We’ve tried to think of everything possible to save up to have the wedding of our dreams, but, at this point in our lives, especially whilst I’m between jobs and my freelance illustration company is null, we’ve run out of options. With no family or friends to help us achieve this, we’ve turned to you, internet. Please help us, at least a little bit, to obtain our perfect wedding.
With much appreciation, and a lot of love,
(If you’d rather commission me instead of donating, you can email me at [email protected] or visit my facebook page Adorabilis Art.)