I have been reading a lot of “Curious George” to the 2-year-old I nanny. He loves them. He always says, “Hat…hat!,” which means he wants to read “Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat.” It’s made me a bit curious myself lately. Have you ever thought, “What if?”
As I have said in previous blogs, I have been feeling a bit broke lately. That’s due to a couple things that I don’t need to get into because really…everyone has money problems. So, I’ve been thinking, what would I do if I had all the money I needed? I know exactly what I would do. I would pay off my debt, pay off my family’s debt, buy a condo in the city and save the rest.
What if we didn’t need to sleep? Can you imagine how much we could get done? I thought of this when I couldn’t sleep the other night. My mind was racing, as usual, and I thought, “Wow…I could be studying right now instead of trying to fall asleep, which isn’t happening.” If I could even function on a couple hours of sleep, I still could get so much done. I read something once that described a man who had some type of disease that inhibited him from sleep. Doctors didn’t know what caused it or how to treat it. The man ended up passing away after 6 months of no sleep. So, lack of sleep CAN kill you, literally. That’s a pretty extreme example, though.
What if you could choose any profession to have any day, at any time and had the knowledge to do so? One day you could be a teacher…the next a doctor…and after that a movie star? They did say I could do whatever I wanted to do when I grew up. I changed my answer a lot as a child. Although, movie star/singer was definitely up there along with astronaut and doctor. I also thought about yoga instructor, physical therapist and news anchor.
What if you could do something so insanely dangerous and know that you COULD NOT die doing it? What would it be? (Twenty minutes later)…..Annnndd I think I just stumped myself. I have no idea what I would do. At first I thought, oh definitely skydiving. But most people wouldn’t consider that insanely dangerous. I’m just a big baby. Years ago, a group of friends and I drove all the way to a place past Six Flags in Gurnee to a skydiving place. I was TOTALLY chicken and opted out as soon as we got there. Luckily, it was too cloudy to do it anyway.
If you didn’t have to pay for school, would you continue to get degree after degree? I would. I love being in school. I would totally go for my Ph.D. if I didn’t have to add to my already whopping student loan bill. I mean, think about it!! Dr. Lauren! I like how that sounds. :)
What if you could afford plastic surgery? Would you do it? We all have things that maybe we don’t like about our appearances. I probably wouldn’t get RID of anything…just move some stuff around! :)
Lastly….What if the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2013 Stanley Cup????? Here’s hoping!! Go Blackhawks!!
Just a quick shout out to my CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS!!! THEY’RE KICKING BUTT THIS YEAR! STANLEY CUP….HERE WE COME!!!