I can’t believe this is how life has turned out. In the past few days I have gone from having everything to having absolutely nothing.
I was born and raised in southern New Mexico. I was raised by two very wealthy parents who taught me that money was the most important thing in life, and if you had that, you had power. I was taught to gain money no matter how it was done, so I’ve used whatever methods I could to earn money, through my looks and well… other attributes.
I was married to a wealthy banker from California, and moved here to live with him. However when the infection hit, my husband was among those who lost their lives. I vowed never to love again. I couldn’t even give myself fully to another man again because I had been so heartbroken and was afraid of losing them again.
What does this next chapter hold for me? I have absolutely no idea. My entire world has done a complete 180 and I am left in a town that has absolutely nothing, and living in the hospital shelter because it’s better than being out on the street. I guess now I’ll just have to keep doing whatever I can to survive…0