Tuesday, November 01, 2005
If Money Were No Object
What would you do if money were no object?
I hate this question. It always burns me.
If I had all the money in the world I would definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, not be doing what I'm doing now (i.e. going to law school).
When I was a senior in highschool my dad said to me (and he must've been on crack or something because this is so uncharacteristic of him):
Honey, you can do anything you want in life. Any dream you have, you can go for it.
And I said (mind you, this was my country music phase):
I want to be a cowgirl. I want to live 20 miles away from the nearest commercial establishment and tend my own livestock.
I certainly don't want that anymore. But I miss the feeling of possibility I had when my dad said those unrealistic words to me.
If money were no object I would never read cases. I would never read law review articles. Heck, I would never even read Time magazine articles. Well, let's get real, I would just never read, period. (Except novels for children).
What would I do?
I couldn't bear to write it.
(*Postscript: Little epiphany here. Upon further reflection, I actually don't think it's money keeping me away from pursuing my true loves. It's guilt. Being happy makes me feel guilty. Man, I need therapy.)