If I had a million dollars

People make vision boards. Well, I make vision lists. When I want something, I put it on my list. The title might be ‘If I had a million dollars’ but truthfully, it’s more or less just things that I want to do, things I want to get, things I will accomplish. I might not get them overnight… unless a publisher buys my book and I become an overnight sensation, raking in oodles of dough. But I will accomplish these things. So, it’s not a vision board, it’s a vision list.

  • Around-the-world plane tickets
  • A down-payment for a house
  • An Endy Bed
  • A MacBook (I’ve wanted one since back in the day when they were those neon colours)
  • A Louis Vuitton V Tote MM
  • Tory Burch Ballet Flats for driving
  • A comfortable, chic, stylish couch that’s perfect for napping on
  • Season passes (for two) for snowboarding/skiing
  • Manicures once a month
  • A Dyson cordless vacuum (you know you’re an adult when)
  • A porch swing
  • Gym Passes (for two) to a real bougie gym with saunas and all the bells and whistles)
  • Flights to Vegas and a trip to the MGM Grand Buffet (lol gym, then food)
  • A home library

I might add more later…

Also, I am aware the majority of these are very materialistic things. Perhaps I’ll make a list of my other dreams and goals on another day. Things that aren’t related to the money I make but are more related to the things I want from an experience perspective.

Do you have a vision board/vision list? What’s on your list?

61 thoughts on “If I had a million dollars

      1. Talk about putting me on the spot! LOL
        – Learn basic conversational Italian
        – Live in Italy for 3 months
        – Attend a murder mystery party
        – Attend an hot air balloon festival
        – Own my own little Parisian pied-à-terre
        – Head to the airport with only my passport and get onto the next available flight going somewhere that looks interesting
        – See a performance of Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul
        – Hire cleaners
        A girl can dream!

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      2. V at the blog StormyNook is Italian. He’s been under the lockdown in Italy right now and has a lot of spare time on his hands. He’s actually tried to teach me some Italian basics! You should see, if you’re looking for a new blog, to check him out. He might teach you Italian so that you can prep yourself to live there for three months. Take the first step, right? lol

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      3. Also, I was a house cleaner when I was in high school. Did it because it was a high paying job that I could do under-the-table and not have to pay taxes on. If you’d like to hire me to clean for you, I definitely can… once social distancing is over. lol

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  1. I also have a vision list, but I also have a habit tracking list. So if I add habits to my habit tracking list, I have to follow them so I can work towards these visions. Over time, I will be able to fulfill these visions. At least, that is what I keep telling myself.

    At one point I did have a vision board but I gave it away when I moved. I kept a picture of it which I still look at every so often.

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      1. It was more like a 10-year vision board collage. It was time consuming making it so I didn’t make another one.

        As for the list, that is continuous… I add to it as I go along and check things off. It’s good to revisit the list every so often. 🙂

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    1. I’m trying to look ahead to post-pandemic life as a means to help cope with my anxiety.

      I realize that pieces to this list aren’t plausible in the present-pandemic state. Would I love all of these things right now? Sure. But, knowing the present state of the world, what I want right now is health and safety for everyone, and to be able to go to the store without being scared.

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    1. It’s a Canadian brand of bed. It’s a relatively new company. Only a few years old. But they’ve grown quickly due to the immensely good quality of their beds, and the fact that, because they’re not sold in franchise locations, they can bypass the store price inflations and sell them for really reasonable prices.

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  2. I have a vision list! I just put random things that I want to accomplish then at the end of every month I check things out on my vision list to make my self feel like being productive. Because you want to start your month with a feeling productive mode!

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    1. That’s pretty smart. Because then you start the next month with a realization that you’d accomplished something the last month and you have things to look forward to. I like that. Thank you!

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  3. I love your list! The around the world plane ticket is something I’ve always dreamt of, and this is the year I’m working slowly on building up a downpayment on a house. If I were adding to this with a few of my own, there would certainly be a few concerts I would like to see (Pink and Bocelli being two that I can think of right now) and I would be getting at least two dogs.
    Good luck with your vision list! xx

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    1. A downpayment for a home seems like such a good investment to make at this point in time. The housing market is definitely going to be in favour of buyers when this is all over!

      Also, I’ve seen Pink in concert and she was DAMN good. Highly recmmend!

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    1. HOPEFULLY the uncertain times are going to leave as swiftly as they came. Sending you some love and light ❤ May our world return to a state which he can depend on soon and you can go back to reaching your earning's goal.

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    1. You can buy these vouchers that are 16 or 32 stop vouchers. You can pick your destinations from 130 different countries. It’s pretty cool! They’re expensive, but if ever there was a way to see the world, I feel like that would be one heck of a good way!

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  4. Some visions from me:
    – pay off mortgage
    – drive down an american highway
    -family trip to disneyland florida
    – do public speaking on a topic I’m fascinated about
    – write a book

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    1. Mortgage is a good one! I’d imagine that would free up a lot of your money for years to come if you had your house fully paid for.

      What would your speech be about? What would your book be about?

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      1. I’m a person who likes not having debt, so the satisfaction of ownership would be worth it.

        My book I’m focusing on goal setting, I’ve kept putting barriers up on this vision for a while, so just focusing on getting something written then working out the specifics.

        Speech not thought too much into it, it would probably be based on one of my writings.

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    1. Lists make me feel better because you can cross things off of them and feel productive.
      So I totally know what you mean – being a list person is where it’s at.

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  5. Vision board vision list…. LOL when you get over 50 we call it a bucket list 🙂

    Million bucks? I’d make sure my future grandchildren would start their adult lives with a chunk of money by setting up a Trust that they could collect at 21. For me I would go to a pacific island for a month, tonga or maybe tahiti

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    1. OKAY, I change my mind. Being an adult isn’t about wanting a vacuum, being an adult is when if you came into a small fortune, you would want to give it all to your family members to ensure they’re looked after. That’s very adult and very selfless.

      Also – I’d come to Tonga or Tahiti. Or any of those little islands in the south pacific. Let’s go on a holiday!

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  6. I’ve enjoyed writing out places and experiences I’d like to live. My favorite is having a rustic cabin, with a vegetable garden, millions of wildflowers and I would make art all day that people would actually want to purchase. Or to have part of my cabin be an open art studio for people who suffer with mental illness to come and find peace for an hour or two.

    Thank you for reminding me I haven’t written in my journal for a while. I shall do some daydreaming later

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    1. You sound like such a mountain hippie. We have a town up here in Canada called Banff that I used to spend a lot of time in. You sound like one of the Banff locals, one of those people that others just sort of radiate towards because they’re so cool.

      I’d come and paint in your art studio.
      I suck at painting. But I’d still come cause I want to hang out.

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      1. Always wanted to visit Banff 🙂 Thank you for your words, the inner self critic wants to say something negative about myself rather than just say thank you to your kindness and accept your compliment.
        You’re a wonderful presence here V, always remember that.

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  7. I suppose I have an invisible one lol and I when I’m travelling, I get to tick the material things off – like designer shoes from Milan or endless pedi’s and manicures lol. You’ve just reminded me, I want a Dyson too. x

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    1. Dyson’s look amazing! The idea of spending 800 dollars on a vacuum might make me cry. But if I had a million dollars, it’d be an okay splurge.

      I’m going to come with you for the Manis and Pedis. They’re so relaxing. And I like having someone to chat with when I’m getting my nails done.

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  8. First off, if you get a cordless Dyson, you’re going to want to to back to the one with a cord. And while I love Dyson, I’m finding I love my Shark even more. Enough Martha Stewart.

    I’ve never had one of these boards because I’m about as artistic as a blind double-amputee, but I’ve always been a junkie for having experiences. I think it was because my parents were school teachers and we travelled every summer. My motivation is just to have an obituary that people look at and go, “Holy shit, that was an interesting life.” I find lately, my problem is that there are fewer and fewer experiences I want, or present themselves.

    But, if it all ended today, I think I hit the mark. I mean, how many ex-con former pro wrestler, magazine editors who served on their city council and have been to 15 countries and 47 states have been lucky enough to ride in a hot air balloon three times and still have a wife, two kids, three dogs, three cats and publish two books?

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    1. Shark over Dyson, you say? I don’t know much about the Shark. I’d need for it to be cordless though. The Dyson commercials always suck me in. But, if I ever make my million, I might come to you for weighing m vacuum options now.

      As for how many ‘ex-con former pro wrestler, magazine editors who served on their city council and have been to 15 countries and 47 states have been lucky enough to ride in a hot air balloon three times and still have a wife, two kids, three dogs, three cats and publish two books’ there are in this world – You. You and only you. Now that I’ve read this though, I’m curious which states you have yet to get to.

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      1. Dyson commercials suck you in…I get it. You didn’t mean that to be a joke, did you?

        I still have yet to step foot in Colorado, Utah and Alaska. Next time I’m flush with money, I think I’m going to drive to Denver, then Salt Lake City, then fly to Alaska, rent a car, and drive around for a few days.

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  9. I’ve said for years (and written, probably) about a plan to visit all the bloggers I have become friends with if I win the lottery – a crazy trip all over the world, spending a little time with each of them.

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  10. I did have one for 2020 that I ended up ripping up a week ago. Instead I made a gratitude list yesterday. Sitting here in th otal isolation has allowed to reflect on what I do have. Being thankful for mostly the relationship I have strengthened and fostered within myself and my soul. Taking care of this big heart of mine takes lots of processing and patience. The empath in me sees so much hope for a better tomorrow. I feel it is my #1 job to spread light, love, kindness and compassion to everyone I come into contact with. The suffering is immense out there throughout our world. I mentioned in my last comment to you that the fear is palatable. I want nothing more than to hug my family and friends. Laugh and share in the fact that we are ALIVE!!!

    But to address this post, if I had the money, I’d want to go on a seriously private and romantic vacation with my partner, somewhere tropical. We haven’t been on a vacation in almost 4 years. I want to see and spend time with my boys preferably in Rhode Island where they live. Sending you virtual hugs V and lots of love❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a special holiday for you and your partner – consider it a gift from a stranger. Maybe a ski vacation. Something simple, but different from Florida and warm weather to make you really feel like you’re getting away.

      Then I’d buy a special holiday for you and your boys – a time for you all to reconnect. Call it a gift from a girl who knows how much you love your boys and how even just a couple days with them would probably be a really great gift.

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      1. I read this twice because the first time it didn’t sink in❤ if you gifted me these trips I would faint, literally!! This is the sweetest gesture anybody has ever offered to me and it means the world❤ even if just to imagine, you lifted my spirits in such a way it brought tears to my eyes!!! So much love V, so much ❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Wouldn’t it be amazing? If I could, I’d make it a solarium type room so when it was sunny the sun could shine on me as I read, and when it was raining I could hear the raindrops hitting the roof above me and dripping down the windows while I was reading.

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      1. I have a library on the second floor, a very sunny one, although the skylight is not directly there but over the stairs. That costs way below a million dollars 🙂

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