It was a new world she ventured in.
This was a far cry from her sheltered existence. Everything felt new as she crossed the street with so many other people, the cars passing by, the stoplight, and the hustle and bustle of everything around her. As she walked through lanes of shops and different establishments, she felt detached from her surroundings. Yet she tried her best to keep up with the pace, and she wished that one day, this will all seem natural to her, like blinking or breathing.
She used to have the world at her feet, and now it’s all gone. She used to have it all, but due to some unfortunate incidents, she lost it in one go. Now she’s left with only her savings, and because of this, she must learn to adapt to the ways of the world in order for her to survive. Gone are the days when she can go shopping or party without a care at all. Now, everything is measured according to her needs. She works just like everyone else, holding down a job as a researcher in some company she’s in for almost a year now.
She can’t be a spoiled brat anymore, as she’s left to fend for herself. If only she could be rich again. But what’s done can never be undone now.
She walked all the way to her office, feeling exhausted afterwards. With her hair in a bun and wearing corporate clothing, no one can tell that she was a daughter of a once-wealthy scion. She thought about her father, who passed away from a heart attack after the bankruptcy happened. He was her only family. There’s no inheritance for her. But, she realized that the memory of how her father loved her was the only inheritance she’s got.
She was spoiled, but was loved truly.
She learned what love means. It’s having the strength to stand on your feet and loving yourself first. It’s the warmth of a hug after crying. It’s the unexpected provisions life gives you. Most of all, love is something that keeps you alive. It gives you hope that things will be alright.
Her clothes may be non-designer duds now, and her life was decent but not like before. But, she’s got all the riches she needs. Her new-found friends are here. Good things will surely come.
She was once a rich girl, but despite the loss, she’s never felt as rich as before.