Writing Prompt #2

Sorry it’s a tad late, I did have it written, this is yesterday’s prompt. Todays will be out later.

Today’s writing prompt: A Plot of Earth: You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan?

I actually don’t know what I would do. My first thought which I eventually do want to do is to build a house that’s totally off the grid. A house that’s eco-friendly and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, a place where I can live off solar panels and have a mile long garden. Somewhere, where I don’t hear cars on the highway. The cost of living theses days is so expensive, and the way I see it is that were paying to destroy the atmosphere. Were paying for all the greenhouse gases that get released into the air.

I actually wish we would rewind justĀ a bit. I live in an area that use to be all farmer’s fields and vineyards. There was a forested area about a block away that they’ve logged and have started to put in a housing development. We moved out into this area because it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle but not too far away to get to everything we needed. Now the city has started encroaching. I wish we could go back to where we got our produce was the farmer’s market, what happened to supporting our local farmers, instead of buying crap at the grocery store from Mexico that spoils in two days.

They tell us their raising minimum wage to 11.00/hour. That’s all fine and dandy but it still doesn’t help us any (middle to lower class income) because now their going to raise everything else, to offset raising minimum wages.

As a young adult whose struggling to find a full time job, juggling paying rent, buying groceries and paying back a student loan and living with my parents, the cost of things and the way this economy is going absolutely sucks. The cost of food is ridiculous, I work at a grocery store and I see people buying the minimum and the price it comes out to is ridiculous.

I live with my parents, I pay rent that they set to help them offset the cost of living with them because I have three other siblings, my meager portion of rent for what I can afford still doesn’t help them any. I’ve watched them struggle to raise four kids all my life and now I only wish to help them while living with them and I am finding it difficult. It doesn’t help that high school didn’t help prepare me any for a career…the councellers were absolutely useless.