Ahhh, I've been planning on winning the lotto! So I'm well prepared!
Like most here, I'd make sure mum and dad were all squared away. Unless I won a monstrous amount, they would likely not want to leave their small but
charming house, so I'd fix it up inside and out, get them the safest cars, and ensure they could enjoy their golden years.
I'd reach out to my family members who don't have relationships with us (looonngg story) and figure money might get the door opened and a dialogue
started at least.
I'd set up trust funds for my kids, get them each the safest car on the planet, and invite them to go on a vacation to the beach.
I would head to an eco-friendly detox spa and jumpstart my health for a month somewhere warm and near the sea.
Probably just fix up the house and yard, get a safe car for myself, and start several nonprofits to support mentally ill, kids who graduate from the
foster system and have no real family; self esteem and practical workshops for moms who are struggling financially; support my favorite wolf sanctuary
and clean water group.
I'd start my own multimedia publishing company, focused on materials related to spiritual growth, self awareness/self help -- and publish my own books
Live a quiet life in the country someday, in a small, off the grid home, with a couple dogs and cats, with days filled with long walks, yoga and tai
chi, organic foods, meditation, poetry, good books, sketching, friends and kayaking. An occasional jaunt to a spiritual or historically significant
place, or places of great natural beauty. I've got a list in writing, as I await the day my lotto winnings arrive
No need to travel first class --
just reasonably comfortably -- as I'd really want to get to know a place and her people.
If some crazy powerball amount where the funds were too much to fathom, I guess I'd simply start a foundation to manage the wealth to help people and
animals. And, I'd trade my little house off in the wilds and instead buy a huge spread and develop an intentional, ecofriendly community.
Most of all, it would be great to not spend my days commuting and working at a desk, so far from the outdoors, and for so many hours that I barely
have time to do much else in life. It's less about what money can buy, and more about having "freedom" to live.
Okay, enough dreaming for now.
edit on 8-7-2013 by Galadriel because: can't spell