I actually think I would be happier if I was rich. They say money doesn’t buy happiness. But, because I understand that and have suffered for so long without any financial security I think I would be happier. I’ve learned how to be pretty happy without it. I understand that I’m in control of my happiness and it is not based around what I have and what I don’t have. I’ve come to realize life is more fun with lots of friends to spend my time with so it would be hard to move some place warmer. I also know that I’m quite possibly capable of making myself rich. However, just having financial security and being able to travel once a year would be enough, and I know someday I will have that.
But… If I were rich, rich enough to never worry about money again, which I’ve thought a lot about, I would plan my life with real goals and still aspire to follow my dreams. I wouldn’t spend all my money on expensive stuff that I don’t need. I wouldn’t turn into a snob and I would still take my time when making big purchases. But, I would have a different definition of big purchases.
I would start by paying off all my debt. Then, look into investments and find ways to make the money multiply. I would then spend at least $500.00 on clothes. I mean I’m a girl, what do you expect? Then, update the furniture in my home and of course take a trip. And no I wouldn’t move into a huge mansion! The upkeep, the work, the safety! I think it’s best to take things slowly and figure out what you really want out of life. But, I wouldn’t quit my job. I genuinely like my job. I wouldn’t want to lose all normal aspects of my life. I wouldn’t quit unless I started my own business. I would love to have my own business so that is the road I would adventure down. But, first I would take classes in all sorts of things that interest me.
I would also give to others. I would give to charity and anonymously give to other people that I felt deserved it. I know that helping other people brings happiness.
I would keep on learning and growing! Sometimes thinking about what you would do if you were ridiculously rich helps to figure out what you should be doing. What do you want out of your life?