Recently at a coffee shop I overheard two women talking about the future. One was trying to figure out if she should go to graduate school to earn an advanced degree. (Photo by lucidish.)
“What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about money?” asked the friend. I didn’t hear her response but this is how I’d answer the question:
- Travel around North America and Europe.
- Visit my side of the family at least two or three times more often.
- Move to an apartment or condo that included space for a garden.
- Provide seed money for other people’s dreams.
- Volunteer somewhere that would allow me to organize stuff. It wouldn’t matter if I was working with books, files, a kitchen full of dirty dishes, food/clothing donations or something else entirely.
That’s about it. My needs and desires are simple.
Some of the items on this list are easy to accomplish. Others require more money or time than I can afford to spare at the moment.
What I like most about this exercise is that it boils down your life to what really matters. My definition of the good life isn’t going to be the same as someone else’s.
What would you do if money wasn’t an issue? How many of those dreams can you accomplish right now?