Before the drawing of a lottery with a substantial jackpot, people often ponder if they would continue to work if they won such a fortune. I personally would not. If I had the means to never worry again about finances, my resignation would be tendered almost immediately. Life is far too short to spend it on pursuits of which you are not truly passionate. I would still work, only in a volunteer capacity, spending even more time with animal organizations. Perhaps I would establish my own rescue operation. The plight of homeless animals is important to me, and it is very rewarding to care for them until they find their forever home.
In addition to working with animal causes, I would devote even more time to another passion–writing. Maybe I would at long last become a published author. It would be fun to be on the other side of the table at book signings. At the very least, I would have plenty of time to create and sharpen my writing skills.
My resignation letter may be written, but it will remain in electronic limbo, never to be printed, until such glorious day arrives. Of course, that day will never arrive, if I don’t play the lottery. Perhaps I really should consider it.