Friday, August 28, 2009

Question of the day

If money were no object, how would you live your life? What would you do all day? What parts of your life would change? What would you do differently?

In this situation, money would give you such a sense of security that you could do whatever you wanted. That would be quite a feeling. I'd love to go back to school. There's nothing like holding a college catalog (can you hold them anymore or are they all online now?) and reading abbreviated syllabi of all the courses the college offers. I'd love to go to school all day. And eat in the dining hall. Oh, how I love dining hall food! All you can eat carbs that you don't have to make. Heaven, absolute heaven.

I'd like to think I wouldn't change my life very much, but I know I would. New fancy house, buy a completely impractical sports car, get a housekeeper, get a gardener for the fancy new house, get a chef if I can't get that college dining hall plan. Give S's parents a paid for house. Take a trip to Scotland. Probably only work part-time.

The charity I'd develop would give college scholarships to deserving kids. And I'd also like to start a non-profit that educates kids and teenagers about the importance of financial awareness. I think a lot of people start the debt spiral so early and accept it as something that is inevitable when in actuality it isn't.

Oh, and I'd get season passes to several different theaters in the area. I love to go see plays! And then go out for a fancy, butter-laden dinner! In my perfect, money-full world, I could eat dairy and gluten.


Wendy said...

I'd pay someone to feed my daughter! And clean up after her!

I'd probably go to law school, then be a lobbyist for a handful of small non-profits for rare diseases that can't afford representation.

I also want to open a cupcake shop that specializes in allergy-free products.

Can you tell that I've been contemplating your QOTD for quite some time now

Karin said...

only work part time - probably my same job for awhile. i'd only do the stuff that i wanted to do though and hire someone to handle the other stuff.

i'd buy an old (1900s era) fixer in piedmont and/or oakland and/or alameda and make them shine again and then live in one and rent (low rent) the others to folks who are saving money to buy their own house.

i'd go to cooking school.

i would have the cleaning lady come every week.

i would have another baby or 3 and send them all to colin's school.

i'd adopt more cats and a couple of dogs, plus a dog walker. i'd also hire neighborhood kids who don't have pets (or just really love animals) to come give my pets extra love and attention.

i would buy a gazillion rubbermaid bins and a p-touch label maker to organize EVERYTHING!

Miss J's Mom said...

Wendy, I'd love to pass the torch on kid feeding too. Law school...neat! Cupcakes are my fave. You make 'em, I'll eat 'em.

Karin, you make me laugh with your p-touch label maker. Fixing up old houses - there's definite appeal in that.

Good aspirations! Now we just have to win that jackpot.