Write about the bleakest thing you’ve done to make money.
In the grand scheme of things I don’t think this was the worst thing that anyone has ever had to do. No way! People have had to far worse and bleaker things but in my case the only thing that I can think of is selling off my gold chain.
This gold chain was a gift from my dad and mom on my 14th birthday if I remember correctly. I used to get lockets that I liked and wear them on my chain. During the rest of my teenage years and my early 20s I would wear it on a daily basis and never take it off. Money became tight by the time I was 22-23 and my family suffered. In 2002 I applied for an interview in a startup company in Calicut and I had very little money for myself. Thinking about the next couple of month’s rent I made a decision to sell my chain.
I went to a store that buys gold ornaments and items and sold it to them. The money that I had would feed me for 3 months and pay my rent for 3 months as well. I didn’t regret it at the time but I do regret it now. I wish I could have found another way to get the money instead of selling it off.
Prompt from Cheryl Strayed’s writing prompts