Saturday, November 25, 2006
You've Gotta Be In To Win....
But just suppose I actually won.... then what..... I must admit I think through this scenario with monotonous regularity.
What would I do with a few million dollars... well, it needs to be about ten million for me to buy the house I want, put some in trust for my children, travel, totally revamp my wardrobe, donate to various charities... you get the picture.
Then what..... I can't do nothing all day long, I'd go totally barking. And though I want to travel I'm also a home bod, so I can't travel all the time.... And then, of course, there's my writing.... with earning not being one of the motivating forces would I still be happy doing it (I think yes, but it's still something to consider).
See, there's a lot to think about. I'm not saying I don't want to win. I do. But it's bound to throw up as many issues as it resolves.
Your turn. What will you do when you win the lottery.....
I actually don't think I would write. I would spend the time taking courses in things I am passionate about, maybe get a doctorate in Comparative Religion . . . I would be a perpetual student of the world. I'd also likely open an orphange or something similar. I would be very busy if I won. :-)
Erica, I can relate to being a perpetual student.... whenever I look through a uni's prospectus I think everything sounds interesting.
It would be fun to have a cozy little independent bookstore where I didn't have to worry about making money or even breaking even. Think of all those new books...