Spend fifty million Pounds
Week thirty seven in the wake up journey
Week thirty seven’s ‘wake up’ challenge couldn’t have been any easier. We were asked to get a piece of paper, a pen and write down a list of things we would buy if we had fifty million pound to spend!
At first I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to buy. For inspiration my mind was cast back to the days when I had a million and one idea’s what to spend millions of pounds on. Back to the days when the Nation Lottery first exploded onto the nations TV screens. Sarah and I would buy a ticket and just before the draw we would get overly excited and ask ourselves, “What will we do if we win?” Then our fantasies would roll and roll until the draw was made and we didn’t win. We would wait for another week to dream again. At some point in the next year or two we stopped buying lottery tickets and were resigned to the notion we would never win. We never believed we were lucky. And that was that.
Even though years have passed by and dreams have come and gone I can honestly say that at this time in my life the piece of paper is blank. I’m in a really good place. Yes it would be nice if the mortgage was paid off. Yes it would be nice to go on a world tour as long as we could take Bobby and my parents. Yes it would be good to retire early and be able to indulge in a thousand and one hobbies or interests. Yes it would be nice to have a new car unlike the beat up Nissan we’ve had for around nine years with bits falling off it on a regular basis (actually I think it’s quirky and original). But in truth there is no point in the exercise of writing down everything I’d buy if money was no object. Why? Because I don’t think I care. I don’t really care that much about it. I’m happy in the direction I’m travelling. I don’t even care if people think I’m being pretentious or economical with the truth. Fifty million pound is not going to change my world that much. The only thing it would do is free me from the shackles of work which would be nice - very nice. As for possessions and stuff I'm not interested. I certainly wouldn’t move house or change the direction I’m heading in. The view from this window is good.
So, prove me wrong. Someone prove me wrong. Get that fifty million pound out.
My piece of paper is still blank and the pen hasn’t moved.
It’s still blank…
Seriously it’s still blank…
I think I’ll make good use of the piece of paper and write down a shopping list… dog food, bread, pasta, chopped tomatoes, beans…