(Closed) If money were no issue, what would you do?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 16
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I am a Controller (Accounting/Finance, not air traffic), but I would work retail. I would like to work my way up to being a Buyer, but wouldn’t mind starting on the sales floor.

Post # 17
992 posts
Busy bee

DoubleA903:  This is awesome because Fiance & I were literally just talking about this!! We had one of those, “If we won the lottery, what would we do with our lives” conversations…in which we both decided that (even if we could afford to) we wouldn’t want to simply stop working for the rest of our lives, when then led to the conversation, “okay, then, if it didn’t matter how much money we made –or lost– what would we do?” And we decided we’d become florists. I mean, we’ve got no experience with flower arranging, but planning the flowers for our DIY wedding has been so fun (plus we both love flowers & gardening) that we think it would make an awesome (pretend) career for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

What I actually do: I’m a financial analyst.

Post # 18
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

What I would do: be a professional violinist and travel and perform all over the world

What I actually do: vet med student

Post # 19
1939 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

I would be a professional dog petter. Id just sit around and play with people’s dogs all day. That’s the dream haha

What I actually do: marketing consulting 

Post # 20
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What I would do:  Something food related like testing recipes in America’s Test Kitchen, or running a food blog since I love food photography.

What I really do:  I’m a Content Manager, and yes, it’s as “glamorous” as it sounds.

Post # 21
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Maryland

Artist! I would love to have a spacious studio in my dream home. Being a stay at home mom and professional artist/ illustrator/ crafter would be my ideal life!

I already do freelance projects with my art and craft shows so I would just love for that to be enough

Post # 22
3529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I’d love to work at a zoo. I currently work at a school so I guess that’s close enough ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 23
1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m like the guy from Office Space. If money would no object, I wouldn’t want a career! I don’t have a dream job or feed into the myth that everyone has something that they’re passionate about.

Post # 24
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

If money was no object I would be a stay at home mum who wrote novels while her babies were sleeping/at school. I’ve always looked up to my mum (who was a stay at home mum) and wanted to do the same, but at this stage I don’t know if we will be able to afford it. And I have a life goal of writing a novel.

jelly3:  I totally get that feeling. Because part of me is like well stay at home mum isn’t exactly a career. But you’re right, not everyone has something they are super passionate about and could do every day forever just because they love it. I don’t think there is anything wrong with thinking that if money was no issue you wouldn’t work!

Post # 25
1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

OneDayMrsL: I agree! It really bothers me when I hear the “follow your passion” speech. I don’t have a passion for a career and I think that’s okay. My passion is for my family and the people I love. I don’t view success by career or social standing. I base my success on my happiness and the happiness of those around me. I could see myself enjoying being a stay-at-home mom as well.

Post # 26
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

jelly3:  Exactly!! If I am happy, and the people around me are happy, then I am living a successful life ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
5364 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would love to be an interior designer or homicide detective. 

Since I just graduated Friday with 2 BA’s in Criminal Justice and Sociology, interior design is not in the plan lol. I really have no idea what I’m doing with my life. I plan on going back and getting a certificate in wedding/event planning and starting my own business. We plan on me being a stay at home mom, which I am looking forward to because I am so excited to give my kids the life I was robbed of.

Post # 28
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would be either an interior designer or photographer. Probably a designer though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
6901 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

MMA or Muay Thai fighter.  I know I can’t do it because I have so much student debt, so it’s one of those dreams I just sort of laugh at.. I just want to train all day… is that too much to ask?

And if you’re curious about what I do now, I’m getting my Ph.D in organic geochemistry and climate science.  My loans and wanting to contribute more to my family’s income keeps me from dropping out when I go through those typical grad student panic moments, or when I start thinking of taking some amateur fights.

ETA: I would also love to teach children science. But alas, the pay is poor and the positions in my area are slim and seem to be taken by people who aren’t very good at their job (or at least not passionate about it).

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Post # 30
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would be happy in my current job, but I would just work less. Actually, there are a lot of jobs that would just be fun to try out, but I wouldn’t want to do them long term. 

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