My journey through the world of writing and everything that lies in between…

If Money Didn’t Matter…

If money didn’t matter and you could do any job in the world, what would you do?

I saw this question on Lisa and Laura’s post a few days ago about growing up. It got me thinking…

As much as I’d like to say writer, there’s something I would choose over that:

An archeologist 🙂

Not surprising though is it? I simply love history–it’s a passion of mine very close to writing (which is why I write historical fiction–perfect blend of both passions, right?). I’m such a documentary geek; I’m always searching for them on Hulu and YouTube as well as on Netflix. I will watch a riveting documentary on the discovery of an ancient discovery over my favorite movies any day.

I think that’s also why one of my favorite blogs to follow is author Michelle Moran’s (Cleopatra’s Daughter, The Heretic Queen, Nefertiti) History Buff. Basically, she posts links to fascinating history stories found in the news.

I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent there, reading the stories, then finding another link that leads me to another interesting story and so forth…and I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent daydreaming, thinking about traveling the world and helping on an archeological dig…

Anyway, I’d like to pose this question to you. 

If money didn’t matter and you could do any job in the world, what would you do?

If you’re like me and have two great passions–history and writing–or even more, that’s OK too 🙂 I’d really like to see your answers!


Comments on: "If Money Didn’t Matter…" (11)

  1. I’d have to say that I’m doing exactly the job I want to be doing right now. I’m a mother and a writer. I don’t get paid for either one, but they are still both fulfilling. I love history too.

  2. I really don’t know! I guess like Susan I’m a mom right now and a writer. Maybe someday, when my kids are older, there’d be something else for me, but it would probably be traveling and learning languages, not having a job because I seriously have never had any career ambitions. LOL

  3. THANK YOU for that blog link. New. Favorite. Blog.

    If money was no object, I’d still be a writer. I’ve recently realized that all my books have historical themes to them: pirates, the age of discovery, Tudor England. I love working my two passions together (hey! Our passions match!). And writing allows me to explore history a totally unique way. Couldn’t love it more!

    • You’re welcome! It’s an awesome blog isn’t it?

      I also suggest reading her newest book, Cleopatra’s Daughter. It’s a little hard to get into and there’s a lot of characters to remember, but it’s pretty good!

  4. I’m in the ‘mother and writer’ boat as well, and exactly where I want to be.

    I do have a small business idea which I’ll pursue when the girls are a bit older and will hopefully be something that brings in a reasonable part time wage, but I never want to work full time for someone else again. I already have my business plan in place, it’s now just a matter of timing! lol it’s something I’m very passionate about and being driven by my passion/love of things is the most satisfying thing in the world for me.

  5. bigwords88 said:

    If I could give up smoking for anything, it would be to live my childhood dream of being an astronaut. Not for the international space station (which looks like it was knocked together in a shed), but for the big mission… A real-life Moonbase. When it finally appears I’ll probably be really, really old (or more likely dead), but the thought of living on the surface of the moon would be The. Perfect. Job.

    For something planet-side, it would probably be quality control taste tester for Jack Daniels that would keep me out of trouble… Yes, how very original. 😀

  6. Yup, I’m afraid I’m almost doing exactly what I want. I do have an annoying part time job to deal with, but other than that, full time Mom and writer is my ideal. I’d love to add sometime adventurer to that someday, I guess. It’s hard to be Isabella Bird in today’s climate, though. There are very few “new” places left on earth to investigate. Maybe traveler and researcher will suffice. They’re probably more accurate anyway. ;D

  7. I’m a history buff, too. And when I was a kid I did want to be an archeologist. But now, I would say, writer. I can research and write about the things I love.

  8. Writer of fiction and sport, especially football! 🙂

  9. Thanks for the nice post, Dara!

  10. Great post!

    I’m a lover of history as well, and I believe if I wasn’t a writer I’d be doing something with history. Likely a history professor–or an archeologist. Or a researcher of some kind. But eventually I’d have to write a book about my experiences, which would sort of cancel out ‘historian’ as an answer. Ha!

    I’m checking out that history buff link. 🙂

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