Chapter 3

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-----Chapter 3 -----


It's safe to say my world has been turned upside down in all meanings of the phrase. For the past three weeks i have been travelling up and down the uk, talking to journalists, newspapers and magazines because they want to publish my story. Story? I got lucky on a scratch card and it seems like the whole of the U.K. want to know about it. I can see the headline now " LUCKY TEEN WINS £10,000 ON SCRATCH CARD FROM CORNER SHOP" not the most intriguing headline I must admit. I have decided not to quit my job, I know I don't really need the money from work but I think it's important to stay grounded, and of course the money will run out eventually and god knows how long it might take me to find another job. I often forget I even have the cash and just carry on at work as normal.

As I expected, a few people I haven't spoken to a while have decided to coincidently get back in touch with me. Obviously I have not entertained them, they are after one thing and they can shove it where the sun doesn't shine as far as I'm concerned. I have used every inch of my will power too try not to just go and spend the money on a car or a crazy expensive shopping trip. Anyone that knows me knows that I am absolutely shocking when it comes to saving money and not spending it. After I get paid on a Saturday it's usually gone by Wednesday, it just burns a hole in my purse. I have to say its one of my worst qualities!

I have taken money from the winnings to buy myself a few new items of clothing, a few pairs of high wasted shorts in stonewashed and light jean colours, some floral skirts. A pair of Nike Sb's in turquoise and black, and a pair of all black high top converse. A few band and print t-shirts, and some dresses, amongst other things. You're probably wondering why I have bought summer clothes when I live in England, where we get 2 weeks of summer a year if we're lucky. Well yesterday I purchased a plane ticket, I am going on a road trip across America! IN TWO WEEKS!

I'm so excited I think my head is going to explode! There are so many things I want to do in the month I'm out there, I have to plan a schedule, nerdy I know but if I don't I know I'll get out there and miss so many things off my list. Admitidly America was not my first choice with it being so far away and my uncertainty on planes but in the end I decided to go for it. There are so many great cities and landmark is America, I could drive down Route 66 whilst admiring the beautiful scenic views, visit the great NYC and be mezmorized by the colossal buildings that tower over me and of course visit L.A. I know there is like. 0.1% chance of me actually meeting the Janoskians but I'm willing to take the chance. Even if I don't get to meet them, L.A is beautiful all the same.

My ears tingle and pop, the pressure builds up inside of them as the plane slowly ascends off the runway. My palms start to sweat, my heart starts beating out my chest. The last time I was on a plane was 7 years ago, I don't remember it being this traumatic, I am older now and I know it sounds ridiculous but I understand a lot more. Different things race through my mind as we ascend higher. My sister Zoe, who is accompanying me on the road trip tires to relax me, and fails.

"Calm down you idiot, you're acting weird and suspicious", she teases.

"Whatever Zoe, this is a long flight and if you're going to be a little slut about things I'll move next to the smelly old guy a few rows down. Probably better company than you!" I say sarcasticly. She laughs hysterically and playfully slaps me on the arm. The banter between me and my sister is great, we often call each other names, wind each other up and prank each other.

I scroll through my IPod, searching for some music to calm my now anxious mood. This is a direct flight to L.A so for 11 hours I'll have a lot of time to think and chill out. I continue to scroll down on the screen, deciding on what album to listen to, but in the back of my mind I already know which one to choose. The Smiths best if album is the one I chose, 1 hour and 5 minutes of classic and relaxing music. I think I probably like the smiths more than Jai Brooks likes Kurt Cobain. Yes. That much! Every single one of their songs I can relate to, well, except Girlfriend in a coma.

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