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.

Because.

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.)

4 comments:

Beckett Amelia Hughes said...

if money weren't an option, i would be a writer. I would move to Europe, work in a coffee shop, write novels, and discuss art. I'd be content if money weren't an option. I think we all would.

melissa said...

so what would you do?? don't leave us hanging!

usually i'm a big proponent of do what you love, but yeah, walking away from harvard law, i can see how that would make one feel guilty.

sometimes when something sucks, it doesn't mean we're on the wrong path though. hang in there! God will grant your deepest desires yet.

sandra said...

If money were no object-

When I was younger, I'd be a writer for Lonely Planet.

Now?

I'd be a stay at home mom. I'd live on a ranch in the country, so that my kids could grow up seeing the Northern Lights like I got to before Calgary got too big. I'd travel, and take my kids to see the world.

Nothing could be more rewarding. I can't believe I used to be a feminist, haha.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Beckett, from your blog, it seems that you are well on your way to achieving your desires. Ah to be 19 again.

Melly, You really want to know what I would do? It's embarassing. I can't say it on National Bloggervision... But thanks for the encouragement. You're right I know. Just cause I wouldn't choose it, doesn't mean it's bad. Heck, I would never choose to eat veggies and floss either.

Sandra, Northern lights, would that be the Aurora borealis? It looks amazing in all the screen savers I've seen of them.