Today is the beginning of yet another new year, and to some cultures, it’s also the beginning of a new week – personally, I go by what day the calendar says the week begins, and so that was Sunday. However, this isn’t the purpose of this blog and it’s not to tell you my New Year Resolutions as I haven’t technically made any this year as of yet. More than likely, I will probably get around to thinking about making some around St. Valentine’s Day or if we’re really lucky, on the 25th of January1. No, the purpose of this post is far more nefariosu…at least to someone like me who doesn’t care to be tied down, to make plans in advance. I know what you’re thinking…why do I have a website when you have to pay for them at least a year at a time? Honestly? Sometimes I don’t know…sometimes I consider contacting my lovely host, Lysianthus, and telling her that I’m throwing in the towel…that I no longer want to own a website or blog anymore. Then another part of me screams that “You have never ” anything in your life, and you’re going to start now?!” I try to quiet it by saying that I technically quit University, and it reminds me that if I’m trying to go back…then I’ve not actually quit, that I’m just on an extended sabbatical. Anyhow, as you can probably tell from the title, I am going to attempt to blog every single day this year – I have a total of four different post types currently that you’ll be able to read, and hopefully, I’ll remember to put them under the right tag every time.2 I am also going to try and do the post on the actual day – however, I will admit that I may queue up some posts if I get lucky enough to go on vacation, if I am able to find employment, or if I am able to go back to University.
Writing Prompt #3:3
You receive an unmarked envelope with a check for $5,000,000 inside. It’s a legitimate check, what do you do with it? Do you ever find out who it is from? How does it change your life?
Let’s begin with do, I ever find out who it is from…I would imagine that a check for that amount of money would have some sort of identification on it, as the bank would have to verify that the funds are available before depositing it into the combination checking/savings account that I would open. After opening this combination checking/savings account, I would then proceed to purchase my mom a new vehicle – perhaps a 2018 Chevrolet Trax, midnight edition. We would then drive to this particular Kroger, as they sell both sushi – which we both adore and Starbucks, which is one of my obsessions that I hardly ever get to have. After grabbing these items, we’d drive around our hometown looking at land – Mom would love to have a home of her own with a space to have a garden, and of course, I’d love to have a pool. Then the process of choosing a home plan – this one from Menards would be absolutely perfect. The bedrooms are separate, which Mom would love as my being on the computer working on this website or any other one I would end up getting, or my playing The Sims would not disturb her. It’s all on a single level, great for both Mom and our dog Colby who in his almost ten-years of life…beyond the one to get into our apartment. This, of course, brings us to a temporary standstill – as we’d have to decorate the house4, and I’d go back to University – but neither can happen until the house is completed.
As for rather or not, I’d ever find out who it is from – as much as my curiosity would kill for me to find out, I would figure that I’d received it anonymously for a reason. I’d naturally want to find out, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to search for my mysterious, yet wealthy benefactor. I would start a new series here on the blog, telling them about what I have done with the funds and how much I appreciate their generous gift.
Finally, would my life change? I don’t know…why don’t you tell me? I currently live in public housing, I am on welfare, and I don’t have a university/college-education. So would my life change? I’d say, it would most definitely change.
I would love to read all of your posts for this particualr prompt, so if you decide to do it – send me the link via Twitter with the #2018WritingPrompts.