Ok everybody...start thinking! If you could wake up tomorrow and have the life you've always wanted, what would it be like? Where would you live? What would you do for a living? Would you be married or single? Would you have kids? How many? What would you do with your spare time? Hobbies? Interests? Don't hold back on this one...this is your DREAM LIFE...THINK BIG!!!
"...until you have read the verse on his heart, you have not truely met the poet." -vlraynes
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
I'd wake up in France in some expensive hotel because that same night i'd be playing a sold out concert because i'm a part of the newest Alternative Music hit band. A band with complete artistic freedom, and one that is bound to last more than 15yrs in the spotlight. Plus I'd be known as one of the top 10 guitarists in the history of rock.
I'd have no wife or kids until i were in my early 30's. She'd support me and it'd be complete true love.
I guess that's it.
Welcome to deVine's dream: Sunday, June 31 - I wake up in my flat in London. Last night I went to see a play in Covent Garden - this is my once a month trip to England so I rise early to make the most of my Sunday here. The underground stations sell out of flowers quickly on Sunday so I rush out to buy three huge bouquets to decorate my room. After walking around the city, stopping only to shop at Harrod's I then catch my flight back to the states.
I am an internationally famous author. I have apartments in London, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver and Point Arena (California).
While writing, I spend the morning hard at work. My afternoons are spent teaching inner city kids (in whatever city I'm in at the time) how to use computers and the Internet. I set up centers in my 'home cities' so that when I'm in that area, I can volunteer and check up on the progress of the programs.
I have a significant other who also enjoys the freedom of this lifestyle. While he may not travel with me all the time, we are never far apart in our hearts. Sometimes, his need to write in peace overtakes him and he goes to his private home for a few weeks to focus.
I see my children and granbabies (when they get here) when I want - I just pack up and go. I don't worry about money - first, because it doesn't mean that much to me - second, because I know my NEXT novel will be a trillion seller (Oprah recommends them all the time!).
And in the evenings, I log onto Passions in Poetry and read.
Wow Sharon, have you been following me around lately? LOL! But seriously, I don't know how much of mine I would want to change. I am fortunate to be able to spend 4 to 6 hours or more a day on my writing, and have had some success with it. I travel often and far, with or without my family and I have a loving, supportive mate who inspires and encourages me. Other than eliminating the minor irritations of everyday life, there's just not much I guess I'd change. At least for now. Okay...Oprah's book club would be nice...but I have met a couple of the authors in it, does that count?
no place owns me
I'd be the lady who owned her own business. (Don't know what yet) You could read about me in Forbes magazine, you know the article above Bill Gates little article. Traveling around the United States helping people, who just need a little money and someone to guide them. Yes I'd also stop in and visit Congress and give them an ear full on the care of our Vets, elderly and poor. If there is time in my busy life I might go ahead and write that novel thats been in the back of my mind. It's too darn hard to train a man so I'll keep the one I've got now. No I wouldn't have children next go around!!!!
Oh this is like my lottery fantasy....I'd buy a working farm...not working in the sense of actually making money...but working in the sense of having gardens and hayfields and livestock....probably about 100 acres...and the purpose of this farm is to give kids a safehaven to come to...runaways, abused or troubled kids with no where else to turn...someplace where they have a chance to earn respect, to feel connected, to see what being a part of a family is all about...they would be required to do chores on the farm....gardening, haying, canning, caring for stock, just whatever it would take to pull their weight...lol well anyway THATS my dream....it would be called UNICORNS KEEP
Now here I was feeling like a smart "anal orifice" all night long...and now this. Hmmm....
Does it really all boil down to knowing what I want? Or is it about wanting/appreciating what I have?
If I could rewrite anything--it would be my character--not the materials of life. I would like to know how to maintain the joy of life as a constant--or at least, a NEAR constant. I would like, very much, to have so much joy of life pulsating through me that I could be an infectious fountain of virile lifeforce--
Right now? It is my most profound wish, that I could HEAL, just by saying it were so.
Well I guess, I would love to be a really talented animator and film maker. To have the freedom to pursue my own projects, creating animated films that connect with people, make people think in the ways that some live action films do.
I would like to live with my true love in a nice house in the country, to have enough money to have freedom and piece of mind, but not to be classified as being rich. I would love to be known as a respected poet, whose poetry will be remembered long after I am dead.
"Like Sand underneath the snow, I make you mine." Kristin Hersh
For starters my money would be in the very high million dollar bracket. I'd be living in Toorak, which is in Melbourne, Australia. My house would be the biggest and most expensive in the street (hey, it's a dream..lol) with facilities ranging from swimming pools to a home theatre. The job would be senior partner in the most looked up to yet feared Law Firm in Australia. It'd also be internationally recognised and accepted. On the marriage front, I'd be with a really good looking Italian man who didn't mind the long hours and was always there when needed. (live the dream *sigh*) I'd have about 4 children, two girls and two boys. The girls would be attending MacRobertson Girls and the boys would be either Scotch or Melbourne Grammer. Spare time would be writing and lapping up the life of luxary. Either shopping (it's a habit I'll never be able to kick) or doing something with my bro. Hobbies and interests would be the same as now. Shopping, spending as much money as possible, writing, running, anything sporty really (you'd have to stay fit!), anything musical but by this time I will have a room in my house decked out in black marble with this killer grand piano. That's all I can think of at the moment.
Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that. ~ Oscar Wilde ~
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I would have enough money to meet my needs. I would be able to write and share it with others. I would have enough money keep my husband and child from ever worrying about money or wanting for anything. I would have a chance to talk to my mother again, and know she heard me. I would go to college and teach. I would make sure that more people were aware of how hard Paraeducactors work for the small amount of money they make. I would try to never take anything for granted again. I would live!
hmmmmm my ultimate dream. well if any of yall know me at all you would know that my place of resedance would be virginia. and myrtle beach south carolina. got have a place on the ocean then i would buy a taylor acoustic guitar. because i would need it being a professional singer songwriter and all oh yeah have to have an apartment in downtown nashville. and a home studio. as far as love goes i would say i would be married with 2 kids. harmony cheynne jaymz and pheonix arryn jaymz. and most of all i would fix my heart. hey i can say that this is a dream after all oh yeah and a new computer is a must cuz i really dont know how much longer the hamsters can last in mine. the wheels are getting rusty well that is my dream. but in reality just to have someone i could love and hold in my arms and call my wife would be my ultimate dream then i would work on the rest
When I was a young man I vowed never to marry until I found the ideal woman. Well, I found her - but, alas, she was waiting for the perfect man. :(
Resting in my cardboard box.
OK Well... I'm gonna change the question the tiniest bit. I don't want to wake up TOMORROW and have all this stuff happening to me. This is more of a FUTURE dream life. The FUTURE life I always wanted would be... Me, a successful Doctor- a successful Pediatrician. As far as WHERE... I'd either live A.) In a nice, peaceful beachside house with the waves practically crashing in on my backdoor... or B.) In New York. A nice, big Penthouse Apartment with a beautiful view of the City. In the future I want to be happily married ( Of course- Who would WANT a miserable marriage?) to a successful man. A funny, sarcastic, smart mouth, witty, charming, sweet guy that loves me more than anything. I want 2 kids. I want a big Golden Retriever in the house. Maybe even 2. I want to travel. See exotic/ mysterious/ historical places. And for hobbies...I'd take up boating and horseback riding and hang out at the comedy clubs all the time.
Member Rara Avis
America the beautiful
Well, that's an easy one...sorta...I would, first of all, want to be a successful songwriter, with a few books of poetry on the side. And, since I love photography as well, my dream is to frame my writing with my scenic photos as background, and make a living selling those...that has GOT to be the coolest...hmm...let's see, I would live somewhere a bit more southern than here...the smog is killing my sinuses, slowly, but surely...that is, if the rudeness or the looney drivers don't kill me first... well, even if I don't ever get to do any of these things, all I know is that a real goal of mine is...NOT TO WORK FOR ATTORNEYS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE...
it was love that first drew me, it is love that will keep me here... now I see love burning brightly when everything else is unclear...
I would live in a big white house in the countryside in Virginia. It would have a wrap-around porch, with swings on it so I could sit out there, read and relax for hours. There would be a lake nearby so I could also swim, and enjoy a sunset every now and then. I would be a musician for a living... I would play in a nearby symphony, maybe teach lessons. I would be married to prince charming himself... a very sweet, very good looking guy who treats me like I'm someone to cherish. I would have kids.. maybe one or two, but in my dream life, they won't be older. Younger than 10. For my free time I would relax on the lake, or read, maybe take long walks in the countryside. It would be a 100% stress free environment. I wouldn't have to worry about anything. My hobbies would be, obviously, music, and writing.
Welp, there ya go. My dream life... have time before all that happens But it's nice to think about.
You canít expect the roses to grow without the weeds.