What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Originally posted on 1/20/2012 (Slightly edited)

If I could have any job in the world, I think I would like to be a professionally paid writer.

Actually, that's not true. If I had my choice then I’d like to just skip the whole job thing altogether and be someone who's independently wealthy, but just happens to write.

I need to get started on that. I have to make a plan. A plan to become independently wealthy. It shouldn't be too hard, right? I mean, people do it every day, why not me?

Step One: Get a great big bunch of money.

Step . . . well, that's pretty much it.

Okay, so I have the plan. Now I just need to get out there and do it. I gotta go out there and get the money. Legally, of course. I don't condone thievery.

I don't need much money either.

I don't think I could live an extravagant lifestyle. I just want to have enough to get the things I want, and then not have to worry about money ever again.

What do I want?

Well . . . a slightly larger house.

We live in a relatively tiny place at the moment. I'd like to have a place that has a finished basement that would act as a playroom/tornado shelter.

I'd like a house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, one kitchen, one family room, one dining room, and an office (for me to do my writing in). Maybe a two-car garage.

Of course, if I had a two-car garage, I'm gonna need two reliable cars to put in that garage. Maybe a four-door sedan and a truck. Nothing fancy or too expensive. Just reliable.

Oh, and I'd like to have a nice big TV.

But that's it. That's all I want.

Well, plus the ability to pay any bill that might surface over the history of my life ... and to pay for college for my three kids ... oh, and then still have enough left over for whatever life throws my way.

That's all.

That's not too much to ask . . . is it?

Okay then. So now that I know what I want, and now that I have a plan, I just have to do it.

Or I could just focus on my writing, appreciate what I have, surround myself in the love of my family, and just live life.

So yeah, I'll go back to my first answer. If I have to work for a living, then I'd like to do it writing.

Or as a Space Ranger.

Wow . . . choosing a career is tough.

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