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Open thread: What would you spend your life doing if there was no reason not to?
Get daydreaming. We want to hear from you.


If money and time suddenly were no longer an issue, what would you spend your life playing at?

If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to have a dream come true? (Our sincere apologies if that song is now embedded in your psyche for the next few days.)

Everyone has a little fantasy stashed away – the kind of daydream that gets you through Monday mornings during a tough commute or up out of bed on a dark and rainy morning in January.

The good stuff: running away to travel the world or finally getting cracking on that project you’d always imagined.

Open a little B&B off the beaten track? Or maybe hit the books and retrain as an architect like you’d always dreamt about?

We asked some staff in Journal Media Towers what they’d do with their lives if money was no object, and this is what they came up with…

I’d go to a game in every Major League Baseball stadium in the States.

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The ultimate home run. And this staffer certainly thought outside the box with their dream career. Indiana Jones anyone?

I’d finish up my archaeology degree and travel around the world buying up historically-interesting sites in order to dig them up.

Inventive, that.

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An old school music-lover in our team told us this:

I always said I’d open a record store which in these days is definitely something you’d only do if you won the lotto! But I’d want to travel the world and write that book beforehand…

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And as for the more technical-minded in our team…

I would buy a shed in the sticks and live in it and spend my days doing stuff like welding and drinking beer.


And of course with so many writers in our midst, it’s hardly surprising this little dream got a mention:

I’d sit at home drinking gin and pretending to write a novel.

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And the rest of the Journal Media bods had lots of other ideas – from bringing three top horses to the Global Champions Tour, spending the rest of their life on one long holiday, and even starting a foundation dedicated to teaching children to be kind to animals and opening a massive animal sanctuary. Aw. Bless.

 And now, it’s over to you… What dream would you chase with that €10m?

Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is an estimated €10m. With that kind of money, you could chase your wildest dreams – after all, there’d be no reason not to, right? Whatever your dream is, this could be your opportunity.  #TimeToPlay

Now read: 5 Irish people who gave it all up to chase their dreams>

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