sometimes i come across a quote that bears some kind of significance and i want to share it with you dear readers. sometimes it's based on where i am in life or a certain event, sometimes a quote just reminds me of a friend, or sometimes it makes me think. it's called 'friday philosophy' and i'm gonna keep it up weekly. (or try to!)
in honor of today's humongous mega millions lottery drawing, i chose a quote kinda related to it. i've purchased two tickets, and may buy a few more, despite knowing it somehow 'doesn't increase my chances'. (at least that's what the so-called experts say.)
over the years, i've played the lottery occasionally. (my dad has a group at work that play religiously, and they've actually hit 6-figures before! split between a lot of people though.) while i'm more of a scratch-ticket kinda girl, i won't shy away from a $540 million drawing!
the whole idea of the possibility of winning a ridiculous amount of money is totally appealing. everyone has dreams, realistic and far-fetched. wouldn't it be so awesome if the far-fetched ones ended up not being so far-fetched?! i've always said i'd try to be wise with my winnings, if my lucky numbers actually got picked. (not that people actually go out and say, 'i'll just blow it all!' but it still happens more often than not.)
so, what would i do? i guess it's not unlike my actual realistic goals, plus some extras that would only be possible if millions suddenly ended up in my bank account.
i'd pay off my debt. i've told you a smidge of my debt story, mostly that there is a story that i have yet to tell you...but i've got some stupid credit card debt that i'd definitely pay off and promise myself to never get stupid and greedy like that again. especially with my winnings.
i'd put a lot in the bank. to earn interest. that i could live off of. which makes the actual amount in the bank just money that sits there making me more money. (i think i could handle that.)
i'd pay off my parent's mortgage, cars, any other debt, and make them promise me they will retire from their jobs to do what they want to do with their time. (which they already do, on top of working full time. it's time to relax mom and dad...i hope i can help you with it. or maybe this time will be dad's really lucky lottery drawing!)
then come the friends and family situation. there are so many people that i care about...and while a half a billion dollars is somuchfreakingmoney, i don't want to blow it all, so i know i would need to choose carefully. my two bffs wouldn't have to worry. about anything. ever. and most of my friends are pretty okay financially, so i'd make sure their children's college funds were set. (since i don't have kids yet and the thought of saving for my future children's future education - on top of everything else in life - scares me. where does the money come from?!) so, i want my friends to be able to not worry about their children's education. i want them to not have to pinch pennies just to attempt to better their children's futures. i'd take care of it. and i'd make sure the people that needed a little extra help would get it.
i'd travel. i may splurge occasionally on the super-star resort or private jet, but really, i'm a regular person, and i'll still be a regular person, even if i win the lottery. so, i'd probably go back to my favorite place -- the holiday inn sunspree resort in montego bay, jamaica...(which if you read reviews on trip advisor, you'd think the place is a dump. i've been there. it's definitely not a dump. donald trump might not want to stay there, but i don't wanna be within 50 feet of his combover either. ha.) i'd probably visit some exotic places on my bucket list...(giraffe manor, anyone?!?!) and i'd never hesitate to visit my friends and family for life events, no matter how big or small. (it sucks to miss your friends' baby showers and kids' birthday parties because you can't afford to take time off of work or to actually go or both.)
but you know what? whether i win the lottery or not, i'm so very rich. and i do share my
and feeling the love in return is the best, most fulfilling, richest feeling in the world.
so who needs to win the lottery anyway?
just kidding! i wanna win! i wanna win! and you know, i'd have a lot more time for blogging. ;-)
in lucky numbers and mega millions...