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Question of the Day: Number 553

What would you do for a living if money wasn’t an object?

I’ve been pondering this question quite a bit lately. I’m curious to see your response.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Love your job and you’ll never work a day in your life.” If money wasn’t an object, would you keep your same job? If not, what would you be doing instead?

34 thoughts on “Question of the Day: Number 553

    1. I used to be a professional photographer for work, I found it very fulfilling to be in my creative element every day. Also, a flower shop seems to be the epitome of a romantic lifestyle 🙂

      1. As for photography, I’ve done it for a very long time but need to update my equipment and took an extended break. I love it though! I’m good at it, I’ve shot for several small magazines. My Instagram is @southernWildRoots if you’re curious ❤️🥰

    1. Ahh I was hoping someone would say this 🙂 happy for you connecting the bridge between what you’d like to do in the ideal life, and what you’re actually doing!

  1. I’d be self-published writer, it would allow me to spend time working on whatever I wanted without the pressure of needing to finish by a particular deadline.

  2. I have been retired since 2011, but I did find my teaching career very fulfilling. Nothing is perfect in any job or business. Curriculum can be very restrictive, paperwork may be overwhelming, schools may be underfunded…but the students keep life interesting. I always enjoyed learning along with them. I am also enjoying writing and blogging in my retirement.

    Good topic, EL. I enjoyed this post. <3 Have a good week!

  3. Easy peasy for a writer, which I’ve been all my life: I’d still be a writer. One can make a living as a writer, but very seldom does someone with a brain go into it to make money.

  4. This is a question I have been asking myself recently as well, so I am here majorly to read comments. For me though, I enjoy writing, drawing, painting and travelling. Also, I understand that people say do something you love as a job. But sometimes the pressure of making money can take the joy out of a hobby leaving with an empty soul. Not all hobbies deserve to be monetized.

  5. Sowing and making clothes! I would love to go to fashion design school, or even just go to town on my sowing machine (one of those things I always say I want to do, but then days and days go by and I just never do…)

    1. I’ve dreamt about designing clothes, too 🙂 Seems to have quite an elegant and luxurious aesthetic to that lifestyle. You’ll find inspiration when the time is right 🙂 <3E

  6. I’d still be finishing up my PhD, heading to the postdoc I have lined up and trying to get a tenure-track professor job down the road. But I would be doing it with significantly less stress because I would have a solo place with no BS roommates or landlord and wouldn’t have to budget so tightly. Also probably less questioning of my choice of not going into industry where I’d start at double what I’d start at as a postdoc.

  7. I would like to write books to be published without limitation on what I write, and make music to be heard without letting myself stop because something might not be the right thing. I would also like to set up an organisation which helps and potentially provides funds, for people to find ways of committing to the things they love! i.e. for me, writing stories and making music.

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