- Do whatever to earn your living and find fulfillment outside of the workplace
- Don't sell out; follow your dream. (For the record, I hate the term "follow your dream" but can't come up with a decent substitute.)
I've been thinking a lot about what I would like to be doing if there wasn't this annoying need for money, and this is what I came up with.
- Travel writer. Just send me around the world and I'll write a book about it, I promise. All I need to get started is a patron, or a big win at the lottery.
- Return to Cape Town, research local recipes and write a cook book for Americans.
- Urban farmer. With some beehives, chickens, a couple of goats and and some very efficient vegetable beds, we could probably turn our property into an urban farm. It would mean an enormous amount of work, which is fine, except that I hate hate hate gardening.
- Rural farmer. Just chuck it all and move to Nebraska or Wisconsin and raise sheep and goats and be a sort of midwestern Tasha Tudor.
- Baker. I love to bake and I'm actually good at it. Unfortunately the local market is saturated with bakers.
- Potter. I've never thrown so much as an ash tray, but I have a feeling this is something I would enjoy and possibly even have a talent for. I'm contemplating taking a class to see if my feeling is correct.
Meanwhile, I made this apron. I KNOW it's totally hokey and Holly Hobbie, and the pocket is not aesthetically pleasing, but it is my first attempt at sewing (other than the couch covers) in YEARS and it's made entirely from scraps I had on hand. I got the basic construction from a book, (A is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu) but the pattern mixing is totally mine.
If you could do anything, what would you do.