Daily Prompt: Seven Days: You wake up tomorrow morning to find all your plans have been cancelled for the next seven days and $10,000 on your dresser. Tell us about your week.
$10,000 is already a very big money here in the country and if I have to spend it within the next seven days, it’s never gonna be thrown to waste. Here, my life is just as plain as the road that I keep tracking down. It’s just as clean as the blue sky above and it’s just as open as the book I love reading over and over again.
In my first fifteen years of life, I’ve lived grandiosely. My parents provided me and my siblings more than adequate and I truly satisfied myself. I enjoyed my fairytale-like childhood and all my dolls and preppy dresses which I never realized how expensive they were. I got most of what I needed and I enjoyed most of what I wanted, but not recently.
Years turned pages and so as my life. Everything I used to enjoy were all gone. After my Doctor Dad died, I indirectly turned to be a breadwinner until such time, I realized that I already was, and I am now. I work hard in this big city to provide my family their daily needs. I work hard to pay my family’s undying debts and so as mine. I work hard to find myself, reach my goals and to somehow twist my reality. I wish I could make things better. Though I know that I can never bring back what my family used to have but at least, I could give my mother a better life for her elderly years. I love her so much and I’ll do everything for her. I came here in this big city for her. She’s always been part of my dreams and for all my failures and accomplishments, she’s always there. My big sister as well for she had done a lot of sacrifices for me when I was still in College. She gave up her life just to have me finish and now that I successfully graduated from College and was able to get a well compensating job, I’m always gonna be there to pick her up at times she drops. Part of my life are my sister-like two nieces for the big one has been living with us all her life treating my mother, who happened to be her grandmother, as her second mother as well, while the little one has been so used rushing at home at times she hated theirs for she treats my big sister, who happened to be her aunt, as her second mother. These two little kids are actually biologically sisters and they just love hanging around with us.
If given a chance, a one in a million chance, if only unselfish and just seeing a $10,000 worth of money in my closet, I’ll spend it with them. I’ll have it fractioned. The first $2,000 will go for the family debt and so as mine. The second will be for my big sister in putting up a small business. The third will go to the bank, $1,000 for my mother’s savings and the other $1,000 for mine. The fourth will be for a small unit here in the city for I want to take them all with me and just leave the province for good, and for buying the necessary things for settling down. And the last part, will be for my two nieces’ education here in the city. They would need the money very soon.
Engrandeng Bakasyon, Vacaccion Grande, Grand Vacation or however you call it. That’s all that will first come to mind, I’m sure. $10,000 is already a very big money here in the country and if I have to spend it within the next seven days, definitely, it will never be gone to waste. I can travel my country very soon. I can even travel the whole world if given the chance but, with all I experienced with my family especially during the difficult years when we lost everything we got, I wouldn’t want a grand vacation anymore. A well compensating stable job, a little unit I can call my own, to lessen my debts, and to keep my family with me all in good health — they all worth more than $10,000!