I sometimes wonder, what would I do differently if money weren’t an issue? I have a low fixed income, but I am not poor. What if I had an unlimited supply of money? Or a lot more expendable income? I’m not sure my life would be different in any meaningful way.
I would still spend most of my time writing and painting. I don’t see giving those up for any reason. Yes, I would spend money on nice things, maybe buy a bigger house with a craft room of my own. I could see myself spend a lot of money on art and craft supplies. I wouldn’t have to buy the cheap stuff, and the quality of my art would improve. I could try out things I am unable to now, such as watercolor and oil. I mainly use acrylic now because I can afford it. But I would like to expand. I feel I am stifled by my inability to experiment.
Polymer clay is another expensive hobby I can’t really afford. I love sculpting, especially dolls. But I have a limited supply of crafting materials, and a limited supply of extra money to buy more. But these are wishes and dreams. I have to work with and make do with what I have. Writing is still practically free. Don’t get me wrong, my life is good, and I am satisfied with what I have. I am grateful for this, and appreciate the truly important things in life.