I was thinking about what my “perfect” life would be, and was wondering what other people would think. Assume the following limitations:
You have enough $$ to live without working full time, but just barely. If you work some, the extra money will mean the difference between living extremely frugally and living with a little margin.
You live in one place (ie, you have a home, maybe some kids)
Here’s my “perfect” life:
1 hour a day, exercise of some sort.
1 hour a day reading “hard” books – ie, nonfiction on subjects that interest me, classics that take more concentration than I usually have to give, Pulitzer prize winning novels, etc. This is in addition to normal reading for enjoyment.
4 hours a day doing solitary “work.” This would be writing my prize winning novel, maybe the occasional programming job, researching investments, etc.
1-2 hours of play time. Some days this could be combined with the 1 hour of exercise. A hike, bike ride, or lazing around at the beach. Skiing in the winter. Visiting with friends & relatives. Shopping for fun stuff like motorcycles & books. Maybe some of this is concentrated on hobbies like learning to fly fish.
In addition, I’d like to take classes at the local university maybe 3 hours a week. I’m not looking for a degree, I’m just thinking that it would be fun to take classes that interest me.
What do other people think?