January 11, 2010

What would you do?

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hope notes, salted caramel donut, Four Barrel cafe, SF, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Posted on January 11, 2010 12:00 PM
Comments

DAY-AM....great question to be reminded of. Thanks.

Posted by: Jennifer at January 14, 2010 03:34 PM

I'd marry him. I don't know when, but I'd know I would and we'd begin the plans and the real life living out loud love instead of this hushed, tentative attempt to live now without the shadows and glories of what might be looming around the corner.

Posted by: Christa at January 13, 2010 09:50 PM

I usually hate that question - but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.

I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I'd learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.

And then I'd retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I'd stick to friendly waters.

Posted by: Jessica at January 13, 2010 01:55 PM

I usually hate that question - but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.

I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I'd learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.

And then I'd retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I'd stick to friendly waters.

Posted by: Jessica at January 13, 2010 01:48 PM

I usually hate that question - but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.

I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I'd learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.

And then I'd retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I'd stick to friendly waters.

Posted by: Jessica at January 13, 2010 01:48 PM

I usually hate that question - but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.

I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I'd learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.

And then I'd retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I'd stick to friendly waters.

Posted by: Jessica at January 13, 2010 01:45 PM

I usually hate that question - but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.

I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I'd learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.

And then I'd retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I'd stick to friendly waters.

Posted by: Jessica at January 13, 2010 01:45 PM

lead photography retreats - oh wait - I'm DOING THAT! YAY!!!!!!!

I'd write my books.

I'd take a LOT of photos with my 4x5 pinhole camera and type 55 polaroid that i'd buy from Ebay.
( going to do that this year )

I'd learn how to use my husbands 4x5 camera and take luscious photographs.

I'd have a second home in France or somewhere romantic like that.

I'd have an amazing art studio with french doors and lots of light and windows. And I'd create anything I feel like. whenever I felt like it.

I'd have an online e-course

ohhh....I'm sure there's more....

Posted by: Catherine at January 13, 2010 11:38 AM

More like, what wouldn't I do!!

Posted by: Sage at January 13, 2010 05:43 AM

i would move to london to be with a man and would become a travel writer/photographer.

Posted by: jeanine at January 13, 2010 03:53 AM

Moving to Paris! and yes it's coming true, I am leaving in 6 weeks!!! :)

Posted by: m-c at January 12, 2010 04:58 PM

um...EVERYTHING?!?!
; )

xxoo
k

Posted by: kolleen at January 12, 2010 02:01 PM

I just wrote myself a note in the front of my journal:
"You have permission to be a writer," signed, The Universe
Very empowering! xo

Posted by: nina at January 12, 2010 01:09 PM

I'd eat that donut! And then....I'd invest in my further education/training without worrying about where the money would come from.

Posted by: Carole at January 12, 2010 11:40 AM

I would quit my 9-5 job & do something more artistically creative. I want to *make* things. If I knew I couldn't fail, those things would be pottery.

I'd grow my garden more.

I'd grow more babies.

Posted by: Melissa at January 12, 2010 10:37 AM

Have 6 children, work part time in my career and part at home, expand my (already good-sized) garden, travel to Europe in the next year, maybe without having ALL the money for it, finish the basement, build a garage, and open an Etsy store once I am weaving again.

I have big dreams! :)

Posted by: sonrie at January 12, 2010 09:27 AM

Not much in particular. What's the fun of it if I know I'll always succeed?

Posted by: Marloes at January 12, 2010 05:26 AM

I would do what I did at the end of Dec. 2009: I began living my deepest dream - being a potter and I made myself accountable to myself by starting a very public and personal blog on my journey.

Posted by: Cori at January 12, 2010 02:54 AM

As I pulled up the comment window, my answer came to me. Apparently i am not alone.

I could certainly come up with more constructive answers (this is a great question, after all), but after seeing this photo, it is this:

If I knew I could not fail, I would eat that salted caramel doughnut. As i have celiac, and cannot tolerate wheat AT ALL, that would be a big fat #doughnutfail, but if i KNEW i could NOT fail... all bets are off.

Beautiful image - love the texture in the wood and the light: yummy.

Posted by: Jet Harrington at January 11, 2010 09:59 PM

I am too distracted by the donut ..

I would definitely officially start my reiki practice sooner rather than later. :)

Posted by: elizabeth at January 11, 2010 09:42 PM

Continue on with my painting the way I dream to and write the book that's in my head! Today is my birthday and I am feeling a lot of positive energy, love and desire to let go of the old and go for it!

Posted by: L at January 11, 2010 09:24 PM

Are you writing those Hope Notes? I want some.

I'm not sure what I would do...That is why I am in the Mondo Beyondo class!!!

Maybe I would make love more often...

Posted by: Jen Diamond at January 11, 2010 09:00 PM

Are you writing those Hope Notes? I want some.

I'm not sure what I would do...That is why I am in the Mondo Beyondo class!!!

Maybe I would make love more often...

Posted by: Jen Diamond at January 11, 2010 09:00 PM

PhD in Art History specializing in Cosimo de Medici.
I was asking myself this question today.

Posted by: eli at January 11, 2010 07:57 PM

I would always take the leap...no matter what.

Posted by: Rachelle at January 11, 2010 07:55 PM

offer myself to the world.

Posted by: Sandra at January 11, 2010 07:12 PM

i so love this today. it's perfect!
i would own a raw food company with my best friend michelle. i would also fall in love again, doing through a divorce has been hard, so love would be on top of the list, i would learn yoga
thank you for making me think today

Posted by: jenn at January 11, 2010 06:12 PM

buy a beachside property in tulum, mexico, open a yoga bed and breakfast, and split my time between there and my studio in kentucky.

Posted by: sharon at January 11, 2010 05:17 PM

Everything!

Posted by: Puanani at January 11, 2010 05:16 PM

Fall in love.

Posted by: Beverly at January 11, 2010 04:59 PM

Does Hurt translate to Fail sometimes? B/c the first two things that come to mind is love unconditionally and trust.

Posted by: Tina at January 11, 2010 04:59 PM

Fall in love.

Posted by: Beverly at January 11, 2010 04:59 PM

Have another healthy baby

Write my first novel and then start my second

Write a weekly column

Finish coaching school, launch my business, and get certified as a life coach

Figure out a way to parlay family travel into paid work so we can travel a lot more

Posted by: Paula at January 11, 2010 04:43 PM

oh wow...that is a question I need to ponder....I'll get back to you Andrea when I have narrowed the choices down to one..ok?

Posted by: Leslie at January 11, 2010 04:35 PM

Open an organic restaurant affordable for families.

Posted by: mary at January 11, 2010 04:18 PM

Open an organic restaurant affordable for families.

Posted by: mary Magee at January 11, 2010 04:18 PM

I don't know, but I want. that. do. nut.

Posted by: christine at January 11, 2010 04:17 PM

I would run a marathon on each of the continents and paint wall-size portraits and open up the perfect organic cafe/bakery for my cait and we would give all of the leftovers to the homeless and would never run out of money for our dreams...bliss

Posted by: tracy Gomez at January 11, 2010 02:32 PM

Then I would write a book about it all.

Posted by: Deanna at January 11, 2010 01:52 PM

Travel the world and takes pictures.

Go to Africa and build Bamboo Bicycles.

Have a wonderful relationship and own a dog.

Posted by: Deanna at January 11, 2010 01:49 PM

i'm with diana on the salted caramel donut -- it's very distracting (in a luscious way)...

Posted by: Michelle Shopped at January 11, 2010 01:26 PM

Write my son's story.

Posted by: 6512 and growing at January 11, 2010 01:25 PM

I agree with Diana; it's hard to get beyond that salted caramel donut.

Posted by: linda at January 11, 2010 01:25 PM

I would travel with my camera and document/share the world. Minds would expand. I would cast light on the shadows of fear in the Unknown and we would learn to empathize with and love each other.

Posted by: Justina at January 11, 2010 01:08 PM

having a baby .. definitely

Posted by: feva at January 11, 2010 12:53 PM

Have another baby or two. Establish a photography business focusing on children / candid family shots. Sing in front of an audience.

Posted by: Trish at January 11, 2010 12:51 PM

Ha, lady, no idea how you do that but this was what I'd been asking myself the last 24 hours...

If I'd know I couldn't fail, then I wouldn't be scared and if I wasn't scared I would do what my heart tells me to do - all the time. Without analyzing, weighing up, considering, I'd just do it.

Posted by: Mel at January 11, 2010 12:50 PM

Truth be told, I can't get past the words 'salted caramel donut'. I want to answer that question while eating one.

Posted by: Diana at January 11, 2010 12:46 PM

Write a book of short stories that warmed and exploded the hearts of all who read them.

Posted by: Sue at nobaddays at January 11, 2010 12:33 PM

I have absolutely no idea...and that makes me sad.

Posted by: Susan at January 11, 2010 12:23 PM