This meme is from Cat, who probably thought I forgot about it.
‘Write five things you want to be when you grow up. Big dreams that seem like folly, but in your heart of hearts are very real and dear to you. Things that maybe you have forgotten about in the ebb and flow and toil of the everyday, but that never really leave your soul. What you would do if anything was possible?’
1) Quit my job
Yeah, pretty standard stuff. But frankly, I’m getting tired of manufacturing; the fans and groupies, the fast cars and loud women, the all-night partying… Anyone who thinks that owning your own business is the way to go has it right – it’s the way to go crazy from stress.
2) Open a bookstore-slash-coffeeshop
Or a massage studio, or something other than what I’m doing now. Hell, sometimes I think it would be fun to fill up my garage with more woodworking tools an d make stupid little kitschy, crafty things and sell’em on Ebay.
3) Buy a studio apartment in NYC
I like NYC, and when I was younger I spent a lot of time there. I’d love to wander around, visiting museums and galleries, and doing pretty much nothing but exploring.
4) Buy a cabin in the northwest hills
Of course, I’d get pretty sick of the crowds after a while. I like the city, but I also like my space, so I’d need a small house out in the nortwestern hills of Connecticut. I’m thinking Kent or Canaan, someplace way the hell up Route 7 where even the antiquers don’t go. Problem is, the damn New Yawkers have infiltrated the area, driving the prices up. Being a life-long New England resident, I know that the further out I go, the less likely I am to have a cable TV hookup – which is a big plus – but it also means I might have to forgo DSL (*shudders*). I wonder how satellite networking is?
5) Back to school
Yes, back to school to get my massage therapy credits. Or if money is no object (we’re dreaming here, right?) I’d go back and get my MS in Therapy (my original intent, 30 years ago) and open up a small practice… up in the northwestern Conn hills, where I could be a counselor to all those damn New Yawkers…
Unlike other people, I didn’t put “travel” as one of the things I’d do. I’m not a traveler, at least in the sense of just being a tourist. Not that I don’t enjoy a vacation, but I wouldn’t want to do it often.