I was hunting for theme today when out of the blue, Keridwyn provided one: a little site called NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month, a riff off of the incredible (and incredibly difficult) National Novel Writing Month that occurs in November.  I guess a bunch of bloggers like me are too busy/lazy to write a novel in November, and so this site is a way for people to connect and write off of a prompt each day.  That’s what I’ll be doing, unless inspired topic strikes!  (I thought about a month of clicking random on Wikipedia and chatting about whatever comes up, but I guess I’ll keep that one in the back pocket!)

Monday, November 1, 2010
How would your life change if you didn’t have rent or a mortgage to pay, i.e., if your housing was free?

I don’t like thinking much about money, but I do know what I would do with this sort of financial windfall:  I would travel.  A ton!  I’m sure there are better ways for me to spend the money – for example, tackling more of my residual student debt! – but I wouldn’t be me if I cared too much about that kind of stuff.  I would take trips to places I have wanted to go for a while, but haven’t been able to find the time or finances to do so (Russia, Australia, South America), and as long as we are full of wishful thinking, I would hope that I’d be able to cut back on total work hours to do so.  After all, I wouldn’t be needing the additional income!  Ideally, I’d undertake a series of trips to see my friends, flung far and wide across the U.S. and internationally.