If money wouldn’t’ be a problem, what would you like to do right now?

@polachicago (19073)
United States
May 7, 2009 10:56am CST
OK, we are often limited by money we can or cannot spend. I ask my best friend what she would like to do and she was not able to give me any answer. I would like to stay at home and work on my art projects. What would you do?
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
7 May 09
I would love to travel the world, I have always been fascinated with travel, broadening my horizons and seeing other people, other cultures and how other people live from all walks of life, I would go on my own, because I could go where I wanted, do what I wanted and have the freedom of the world at my fingertips. The first stop would be New Zealand, with all the time on my hands too I could see everything there is to be see, I would even hire my own personal tour guide to make sure I missed nothing in each place. I would also go and visit Sweden and Iceland and countries I've only dreamed of visiting. This would be a dream come true for me. I'd be straight on that plane, nothing or no one would stop me!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
Yes, I was thinking to take my backpack and travel to different places and work temporarily in different countries just to learn how it is to be away from crowded places...
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• United States
7 May 09
I would love to go back to my country and travel around the world! That's always been my dream, to travel everywhere but just stay and live in my home country.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
Were are you from, if I can ask?
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• United States
7 May 09
This is also my dream! My husband and I dream of the day we can retire. We plan to travel all over the world! There are so many amazing things to see. Right now we dont have the money to do it all. We are too busy making money, so we dont have the time either! If I had the money, I would be booking a plane ticket to Germany today! I would also be getting myself a Eurail pass so that I could travel all over the continent! My first destination would be Berlin. I could probably spend the next year just travelling around constantly, seeing a new city every week! I would, after a while, be craving some time at home. So we would probably break up the trip into several different segments. That way we could still spend time in our own house and our own bed. We would still get to see our families, but also enjoy everything the world has to offer!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
yes, it can be fun...dreaming is a good thing, it makes you closer to what you want to do...
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
8 May 09
I would love to be able to buy my husband a truck and buy us a house. As far as what I would like to do, I would love to read and take a whole lot of pictures, especially at the beach. I would also love to be able to write and to do it just for fun. I would also go back to school. I love learning about almost everything.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 May 09
taking pictures is fun...
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
14 May 09
It sure is. I am going to start doing more of it now.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 May 09
it can pay off easily....
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
9 May 09
Wow, 10 pages of response. I have asked this a couple of times in different ways. but you have got them off the hook. I myself, would travel the world and help others(only those that deserved it though) Not only would I have a lot of fun traveling but I would be able to help so many people. I feel that if you can not answer this question, you have stopped dreaming. And are beginning to enter into depression or maybe "acceptance of what is" is a better way to put it. When you can change your circumstances sometimes with great effort and sacrifice sometimes without. Cheers and Have a great day.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 May 09
traveling is fun, but it easy to get tired....so much to see...
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
11 May 09
I think I would take my time. If money isn't a problem, then neither are the home bills, so I could spend much longer in places then someone who has to get back to work by a certain time.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 May 09
I couldn't agree with you more...
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• United States
7 May 09
First I would buy my hubby his dream car and my giant truck and then we'd go on a road trip with the kids. In my truck of course he's have to wait to drive that itty bitty car. We need to get away from military life and work for a while and just relax us and the kids on the road. I'd also take my best friends with me.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
very smart to include your friends to be with you...
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• United States
7 May 09
I have to they're my family too and we include each other in everything.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
people who have many friends are very healthy...
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@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
9 May 09
I'd love to travel with my son... go to Europe maybe? Then shop a lot of baby stuff... hmm, what else? and oh, my passion, will surely shop cosmetics...lots and lots of them. LOL!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 May 09
Europe is fun to visit. During months of November and February tickets are relatively cheap.....
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@babyjesus (277)
9 May 09
Sort out things at home like look into other things which i have overlooked like pictures which i have not arranged in the photo albums. Look into many things at home which needs repair or things mightbe needed at home. So many things like community projects that will help others and yourself. There are so many things to do whether money is a problem or not a problem. Unless you opt not to do things at all.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 May 09
very nice projects, maybe you can do it on limited time anyway....
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@fec139 (803)
• United States
8 May 09
I have lived in the same apt for 25 years and for the last 5 years, I have been disabled and wheelchair-bound. My wheelchair won't go in the kitchen or bathroom. I would like to move to a bigger apt with a bathroom and kitchen big enough so that I can get in with my wheelchair and take a shower and prepare a meal like other people. I can't even get something to eat without asking my aide to get it for me.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 May 09
I will pray for your wish to come true...
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@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
7 May 09
if money isn't a problem, i'd probably be at boracay right now having a vacation, with my family of course, and with my laptop so i can keep up with my online thing... lol. or we could be on a cruise. it's one of my dreams to go cruising someday. i also like cooking so i would probably be enrolling myself in a culinary school, tuition in those schools are expensive here.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 May 09
Follow your dreams, many schools have good scholarships...
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
7 May 09
If money wasn't a problem. If money wasn't a problem I would like to go to Hawaii and hang out on the beach during the day time and paint pictures of the beautiful sky and ocean. Then at night I would get together with the native people and have a few drinks and try to learn more about their culture. Thanks for posting, this has helped me to dream. Happy Mylotting!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 May 09
Hawaii sounds good to me.....I would like to spend some time over there...
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 May 09
If money was not an issue for me, pola, I would retire to a nice little house in the country where I could supply most of my needs through gardening and keeping a few animals. Heaven to me would be having all the time in the world to read as many books as I could get my hands on and living a rural lifestyle!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
very wise my friend, I wouldn't mind to have such life...
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@mermaidivy (15412)
• United States
7 May 09
Right now the moment? I would share part of it with my famiy and go shopping. That's all I wnat at this moment.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
shopping for what?
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 09
Hi Polachicago The very firt thing I would do is to take a relaxing holiday to completely reenergize and then I would come back and spend more time with family and friends and completely redecorate and furnish my home and read all the book I intend on reading but haven't found the time to do. Huggles Ellie:D
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
Time with family is priceless.... HUGS
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@pal7604 (98)
• Sweden
7 May 09
Hi polachicago, That is a wise question! I guess I would still donate the money to educate children. Not my own children but to the poor countries who need financial assistance. There are so many children around the world that have no opportunity to go to school. For me education is a right, rich or poor, normal or abnormal children. Poverty may be solved if all countries will help each other through education.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
yes, children need our help and assistance, this is very nice of you to enrich people's life over your own...
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
7 May 09
I would remodel my house to make it more accessible for my son, who is in a wheelchair. That way he could be more independent.
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@AmbiePam (50446)
• United States
7 May 09
When I read a response like yours I realize how frivolous I can be. I sincerely wish I could help you with that.
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@BarBaraPrz (21380)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 May 09
Are there no state or federal programs to help with that?
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
7 May 09
There is some, but they will do the most basic things to help you get buy. There are just so many things out there that would make him function so much better on his own. He is at the age now, where he wants to do things on his own and not depend on waiting for people to do it for him, or until you have time to do it with him.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
7 May 09
first, opening animal shelter all around the world second, helping my husband achieve his dream third, buy a tropical island and move there so I can fish and eat seafood every day
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@AmbiePam (50446)
• United States
7 May 09
A friend of mine has a large piece of land with her husband. She takes in strays of all kinds. If I had the money I would give her money to set up a shelter. I know her heart would be so happy if she could do that.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
you know that building shelter is dream of mine, I am on my mission to start animals foundation based on donations to help existing shelters.... I am with you in 100%....helping others makes us feel better...
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
7 May 09
yeah each shelter would require large piece of land among many such a nice person, taking strays in I don't have that big of land and not free of financial problem yet but one day this dream will happen and if I help hubby achieve his dream, he will be busy at it every day he won't even notice my animal shelter and won't have time to even complain about it hahaha two birds with one stone I don't know why I am more concerned about animals than humans...
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• United States
7 May 09
Wow, that's a good question! Now you've got me thinking, especially since I'm home but not by choice (out of work and broke!). A few things come to mind: 1) devote myself more fully to my education, even if I never get the opportunity to use it 2) spend more time on my photography, and even in the darkroom developing pictures! 3) travel to other places (I missed my yearly dose of New Orleans this year!) That's all I can think of right now, I'm sure I've got more ideas but I'm heading out to help a friend this evening and make a few bucks!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
making a few bucks is as much important as spend some...
• United States
7 May 09
You can't spend 'em without making 'em first! Actually, this promises to be fun--it's been a few weeks since I've seen my friend Mindy, and we can catch up on the ride into the city! But it's a chance to go out--being paid is a HUGE bonus for me!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 May 09
have a good time with your friend...
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
8 May 09
I don't think I'd get bored. I think I'd work on my incense burners more and macrame more and have a cleaner house. I really really like my quiet little life. I maybe would probably treat my girls to a really cool vacation over the summer. I'm not overly desiring anything as poor as I am so if money weren't an issue...I think the lack of stress over how i'm going to pay the bills would be enough for me to very happy.
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• United States
8 May 09
That's admirable to not be so greedy. I'd give anything to have my mom back some days, but then I remember that we didn't always get along. Good luck with your incense burners and macramé!
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
8 May 09
I'm sorry about your mom.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 May 09
I would do the same to have my mother back....
@34momma (13895)
• United States
7 May 09
if money was not a problem and i could do anything i wanted right now, i would focus more on my online business and my travel business. I would love to have those things running the way i want them to so i could then focus all of my time and energy on my wonderful family!!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
this is the way to go....building the future....
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
7 May 09
gotta look out for me and my family!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
7 May 09
family is all we have... HUGS
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
9 May 09
Hi! Pola! If I could get unlimited amount of money, I would like to get a big new house, with lots of rooms and with all the modern amenities and with a lush green garden. Hope God will listen to my wishes..........LOL! Hugs!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
12 May 09
like I already said, I want to move into smaller place...too many rooms...and hard to leave the house empty for long vacations.....
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
12 May 09
Yes, I agree sometimes 'smaller' or 'lesser' is better.