If you won the lottery, what would you do and why?

It’s the ultimate question, right?

If you could do anything… what would you do? What would make you happy?

First, I’d pay off all my debts. Why? Well except for the obvious, the biggest excuse I have not to pursue things is because I am tied down to by the ball and chain of debts accrued in my twenties. It’s what happens when we try to get an education in a capitalist society.

The next thing I would do is buy a cottage on a large block of land somewhere in the countryside or along the coast, perhaps somewhere along the Peninsula so I am conveniently located near to some of this countries finest wineries. I’ve always been in love with the countryside; I enjoy trudging along the trails taking photographs of the landscape and wildlife. Nothing gives me more warm and fuzzies like standing out looking over rolling hills seeing my breathe in the winter air as my fingers clasp some warm hot chocolate. In my dream house, is a pack of dogs in all shapes and sizes and two cats; one will be a ginger tabby called Garfield.

Before I settle down though, I would take the money and go an epic trip around the world. I’ve always wanted to go Canada because apparently they are the friendliest people in the world! Plus, I have a plethora of friends and family scattered throughout the country so Canada must be doing something right, eh? My love of Canada may also be influenced by my recent Netflix-binge where I spent an entire weekend watching Heartland. After Canada, I’d fly on down to the US go see New York (the epitome of our modern world); then to Washington (home of the worlds largest museum); and then over to Nashville and New Orleans. From the US I’d scoot over the Atlantic to Europe and make my way through the continent stopping over in my home country England before spiralling down into Asia; I still haven’t been to Japan! And before I return to Melbourne, go see those hobbits over in New Zealand.

After all my adventures I’d find a place to settle down and call home. If there is any money left after that I’d put some away for retirement, donate a portion to my favourite charity and invest in a business where I could get my hands dirty and really let my creative side shine.

And that’s my dream. To see everything the world has to offer and find my place in it. I firmly believe we should leave the world a better place than when we found it too.

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