Whenever Nick interviews people for a job, one of the things he asks is the following: What would you do if you won Powerball?
If they say they'd keep their jobs and just buy a couple cars or whatever, he persists. "Say you'd won a gazillion dollars, and you'd bought houses for your family members and whatever else for everyone you know. If you never actually have to work again, what would you do with your time?"
He doesn't want to hear that they'd keep doing their job, that it's their dream job, forever and ever. He wants to know how they'd spend their time, if they could do absolutely anything.
Sometimes he gets really interesting answers. He likes the insight it gives him into people and their lives.
So then he turned the question to me.
I didn't have an immediate answer. I mean, I can think of 50 things I'd rather do than work every day. But as a grand plan, I'm not sure.
What would I do with my time, if I could do anything?
I'd go everywhere in the world I've been dying to go - which is a lot of wheres. I could spend a good year doing that. Or maybe six months, then come home. If you could travel anytime you wanted, without having to schedule time off, you wouldn't have to do it all in one go, you know?
I think I'd spend a solid six months writing. Or maybe a year. I suppose that could overlap with the travel.
Then? Then I'd probably take fun art classes. I'd love to learn more about printmaking. And I would love to learn how to make jewelry.
Maybe I'd open a boutique. How fabulous would it be to be around fabric and clothing every day? And if you didn't have to worry about making money, you could be as experimental as you wanted, which would be so fun.
I find it interesting to think about. With no financial constraints, no parameters, how would you construct your life and spend your time?