Hello everyone. My name is Grace from Singapore. Have you ever made mistakes after mistakes, only to find that there is no longer any way out? And when you look back, you realise that it's far too late to fight for your dreams? Those dreams turn into dust, and all the doors have closed. Everywhere you look, you see judgement and darkness; suffocating darkness.
I have been diagnosed with major persistent depression, borderline personality disorder and mild ASPD. It wasn't a surprise to me - I always felt different even as a child. I always felt everything wasn't enough. Nothing could make me happy. I shut myself off from the world, from friends, from the future. My family isn't rich, and I gave up my studies to help my parents with the house mortgage at the age of 16, lost my passion for everything and three years ago, my depression hit rock bottom when I was hit with anxiety attacks at work. I had to quit, and I've been jobless ever since, constantly drifting from part time work to another.
All hope was not lost however, for I found a rekindling passion for writing whilst I locked myself in the room and away from reality. Writing is like an escape to me; a chance to live through someone else's eyes and mind. However, in this age and in Singapore, it is impossible to get a career in the writing industry without any form of certificate.
Private institutes offer courses and diplomas in Creative Writing, but as mentioned before, we have no money and the last thing I would want is for my parents to take up a loan for my studies. They have enough financial burdens to bear. Thus, I turn to you for help. If I am able to raise a good amount of money, I can pay off half a year's tuition and lessen the load on both my parents and myself.