For fun: If you didn’t have to work money-wise, what would you do?

posted 1 year ago in Career
  • poll: If financially you didn’t need a high income, what would you do?
    Still work a stressful but high paying career : (0 votes)
    Work in career field part-time : (14 votes)
    16 %
    Volunteer : (17 votes)
    20 %
    Work within an area of passion for a small wage : (31 votes)
    36 %
    Early retirement : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Other- please ellaborate : (9 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I would have lots of children without worrying about the financial impact of that. I would also foster as many children as I could. 

    Oh and obviously I would buy a huge mansion as well. For all the kids 🙂 

    Post # 32
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    1247 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    bear123 :  Would maintain a small vegetable/fruit garden and animal sanctuary. 

    Post # 33
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    971 posts
    Busy bee

    I would not do anything resembling work. I would travel. Maybe buy a RV. Buy jewelry. Play bingo. Basically Do whatever I want. 

    Post # 34
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    I would work part-time and also volunteer. But still make time for plenty of travel.

    Post # 35
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    3051 posts
    Sugar bee

    Am i the only one who will walk around in yoga pants all day and shop at nordstrom? 

    Sorry, thats just what i see everyday when i leave my office and get jealous that it’s 2pm on a Tuesday and they don’t have to work!

    I would be a lazy bum at home for a few months and then start a good cause to fill my time  when i am not travelling. 

    Post # 36
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    3085 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    Binge Netflix and bake. So serious. I love feeding people. It’s my heart light. 

    Post # 37
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    2592 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

    I voted for volunteering. 

    One of my idols is Princess Diana. I love how she touched so many people’s lives. If I could, I would volunteer for a lot of different charities and try to help as many people as possible. 

    Growing up, I was in Girl Scouts and in high school I was super involved so I was always volunteeting. Then in college, I joined a sorority, so I’m used to volunteering. As an adult, I feel like I’m either working or working on my house/cleaning and honestly it depresses me how little I feel like I’m contributing to society. I definitely should try volunteering in some capacity soon.

    Post # 38
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    556 posts
    Busy bee

    I would open a school that combined agriculture and education from a young age. ie: farm, ranch and greenhouse all at the school, educate the kids outside and in the fields, in the barns, etc. 

    As for how much I would have to save? I would feel comfortable living off $40K – $50K per year, but I know it would take a ton of money to open a school like that… 

    Post # 39
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    1960 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’d work part-time in an area of passion, probably something horse and/or dog related. But we’d have to save up literally millions for that to be a reality, given our mortgage/expensive/cost of living in our area. Ah well, a girl can dream 🙂

    Post # 40
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    358 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I would buy an actual house with a yard, start a garden and manage the property. Maybe a fixer upper so I could design it and make it my own. I would stay home and cook, clean, be a domestic woman. Honestly this is one of my dreams that will probably never come true thanks to our economy. I imagine I’ll be working until I’m dead, haha.

    I would also take all the time I wanted to travel the world!

    Post # 41
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    70 posts
    Worker bee

    I would join lots of community theatres and also take lots of language classes. When not acting, I would do language immersion programs. 

    Post # 42
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    693 posts
    Busy bee

    L606 :  hahaha of course! That’s just a given. Assuming I could afford to shop while not working. 

     

    Post # 43
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    1678 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Oh boy – well firstly I’d take a year off to travel Australia in my 4WD with a campervan.   While on holidays (yeahh) I’d ttc and then I’d pop out a few kids.

    I’d go back to school to pursue whatever degree and classes I wanted.  I’d also take the harmonica back up. 

    At the same time, I’d do a mix of volunteering and working for small fees.  I’d keep it pretty small, focus on my local community (wherever that is).  I’d probably also try and do some low key stuff such as get to know my neighbours, go visit if they are lonely etc. 

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