Monthly Archives: December 2014
Do you know the Barenaked Ladies song “If I had a million dollars“? The one where they think of crazy things they would do with a million dollars ((the best being they would still buy Kraft dinner but would put Dijon ketchup on it).
Did you used to think what you would do if you won a million dollars? Back in the 80s when the song came out, a million dollars actually went a lot farther. So guess now it needs to be if I had 10 million dollars.
So either way, what would you do if you won a lump of money? Would you retire? Would you work? Volunteer around the world? Pay off your debts?
At different stages in my life I would probably have come up with a variety of things I would do with a lottery prize. Some stages it was materialistic things. Sometimes it was paying down debts. Sometimes it was planning adventures and other times planning for my kids’ futures.
But now it would probably be retire. And when I say that I get very strange looks from people. You can’t retire at 49. Especially someone who has loved working my whole life.
Sometimes I think I could retire. I love doing volunteer work so if I didn’t have to worry about a paycheque then I could really do a lot more.
And then I laugh at myself. I don’t think I could retire yet. I tried taking a break a year ago. Told myself I would take 6 months off and do nothing related to work. I made it two months before I started plotting my next business idea. Because I do like working. And I do like bringing in a paycheque.
Although that isn’t for everyone. We all have a different relationship with work and how it fits with our lifestyles, our families, and our egos. I think for many, work is tied to our egos as much as anything else.
But it is fun to play with ideas of what you would do. And until we actually win, we probably don’t know what we would do. So as your credit card bills start arriving from Xmas, keep on singing the song and dreaming.Share this post!
This dog is unbelievably good. My dog would not have a chance of holding any of these for even a second.
One of the things I look forward to with the holidays is taking time to do nothing. Or more importantly, do nothing and not feel guilty about it.
So as soon as Boxing Day starts out comes either a book or a television series to completely waste away my day.
This year, it is Grey’s Anatomy. Because darn it if Netflix doesn’t have XX seasons of it. So I can’t seem to stop watching it. And it is so much fun going back to the beginning of the show and remembering how the characters developed over the seasons.
Lots of great quotes and emotions coming from the show. I’ve cried and laughed and really enjoyed my nothing day.
I know, to some, that sounds like a great waste of time. How can you take a whole day to watch a TV program, especially one you have actually seen before.
But we all have things that make us relax and re-energize. That we enjoy just because they just are.
My husband has read a book all day. My kids have played a video game I think pretty much all day. We all needed a day of just doing nothing and it has been excellent.
Tomorrow I will do more. Maybe.Share this post!