I guess I should've expected it.
Since the day I started the IndieGoGo Campaign for a pair of wedding rings
, I've received tons of PM's and comments from people, ranging from simply saying I should stop and up to saying I'm literally the scum of the earth and a shitlord for making a campaign for that.
In the age of so many life and project supporting campaigns, where people donate over 55'000$ to a guy making potato salad
, I thought making a simple Wedding related campaign wasn't such a bad idea. I mean, I'm being honest on what the campaign is for, I realize it's not a complete necessity. My life hasn't been exactly what most people would call 'stable', with having to move a lot, having a broken poverty-ridden family, living in places where people have showed I'm not welcome at for the basis of my nationality, and now living in a Spanish speaking country (language that I don't know), all of which impacted educational and employment opportunities. I still hope I'll be able to go to college one day. But now I've had finally found someone who helped me move in with her and start a new life together. Seeing as how I'm not a local in this country and my tourist visa is quickly running out, it's one of the reasons why we're getting married so quickly and with just a simple document signing and nothing else.
And since my fiancee has helped me so much, I thought the least I could do is try to get at least one thing that normal people have when they get married. A pair of wedding rings. It's really only once that you hope you'll get married.
You might think that because I'm a guy, I probably never cared about things as weddings and such. It's not true. I still brightly remember my oldest sisters wedding all those years ago, how bright and joyful it was, how everyone was there, it was their big day, and I've always dreamed that maybe hopefully I'd also have such a day for me and someone I love. And now I realize that, no, I'm not getting that either. And that makes me sad. And I realize I've done nothing to deserve it, so people sending these messages to me are right. I shouldn't have started the campaign.
Thank you very much all who did help me and in a sense thank you all who said I shouldn't have asked for this. I should remember where I am and what's my place.
Thank you and good night.