Hello, hello! It has been a fairly blah few days with an unidentified sickness. I haven’t written anything except this since Wednesday (the 14th). It’s currently Monday (the 19th). I guess when I said it was okay to take a self-care day now and then, my body decided to take it seriously. Tomorrow (yesterday?), I have (had?) a dentist appointment, so I probably won’t write then either. Shame on me, but it goes well with a question someone suggested as a blog topic last week: “What would do if you no longer needed to work/write for a living? How would you spend your time?” Apparently, I’d spend it being sick! Really though, it depends on the situation.
First, I have to actually get to a point where I’m making a living with my writing. That’s a distant dream all on its own. But, dwelling on my current lack of success (I refuse to claim defeat or failure in such a subjective field) isn’t as fun as daydreaming about the possibilities of the future. However, it really depends on the circumstances surrounding my ability to quit writing. What are we talking about? Am I able to quit writing because I have billions of dollars and awesome investments to keep that money rolling in? Do I have enough for the near future, like a five year plan or something? Have I simply found a different job that I like better? The answers are always going to be different.
Honestly, if I had enough money to survive in luxury for the rest of my life, I probably wouldn’t write much anymore. I know I should say that I would and that writing is in my soul and I can’t live without it, but I can’t lie. It’s just not the way I am. Writing is great, but it’s a job. Instead, I’d get a tricked out RV and travel the country visiting with all my distant friends. When I got bored with that, I’d hit the connected countries. Then, I’d look into a customized private plane if the doctor gave me the okay to fly (if not, maybe a cruise ship) and travel the rest of the world. But cripple friendly RVs and planes and ships probably cost more than I could ever think of making. It’s my daydream though, so the money supply is unlimited.
However, if money wasn’t an issue for only five years or so, I’d definitely keep up with the writing. I’d probably take a few months off here and there to do some traveling and visiting, but I’d still want to produce work to put out for when money started running low. Plus, I’d need some extra cash to buy an RV to do the traveling in. So, I’d have fun, but I would keep planning ahead by writing.
Lastly, if I found a different profession, I most likely wouldn’t write at all unless the job called for it. Writing is time consuming. I love it. But, if I want to do something else, that would be where all of my energy gets focused. Though, I can only think of a couple of professions that I’d drop everything for, so I think my writing is safe.
What about you? What would you be doing if you didn’t have to write or work anymore? Would you go on a grand vacation or stay locked up in your home to avoid the world? Share your daydreams in the comment section here or on any of my social media sites!