I have a few regular daydreams. Here’s some of the ‘ideal life’ themed ones I’ve been indulging in lately.
I am a famous writer, Neil Gaiman level of fame, I spend my days writing and answering fan mail. I am invited to speak at schools, take workshops with budding writers and travel to conferences about books.
When I do book tours or conferences I am put up in nice hotels, some times Lee comes with me when I’m invited overseas, places like the States, Europe, etc. Sometimes I go alone and have an adventure. In the hotels I order room service, have long baths and sneak out at night to explore the city I’m in. I like to spend a little longer than I have to at the destination city so that I can look around a bit.
I am somehow rich enough to have an assistant to help me with stuff like housework, sewing and craft. This means I can do more, faster. If I am making a quilt, my assistant may be cutting out more block pieces while I sew, my assistant would definitely do the ‘safety pinning the quilt layers together’ stage for me.
I could say to my assistant, ‘would you mind popping out and getting some cupcakes, oh and a hot chocolate?’ and she would say ‘sure thing’ and then I could remain comfortably seated on the couch and the cupcakes would be brought to me.
My assistant could also handle stuff I really can’t be bothered doing like: making the bed, taking out the rubbish, driving our old clothes to the clothing donation bins, grocery shopping and scrubbing the bath.
As a professional movie maker I alternate between directing and acting. The days are long and hard, but having my own trailer on set makes a huge difference. The hotel rooms they put me up in are nice too.
I only make movies that I feel are original and have something new to say. I enjoy directing because I can wear shabby clothes and be comfortable, people listen to me and I can see how everything is coming together as a whole.
I love acting because I like to immerse myself into a character and work hard to portray something real on the screen. It’s also fun to do stunts and play with line deliveries. I also enjoy making bloopers…
So how about you? Do you have any daydreams about your ideal life that you would like to share? I’d love to hear them 🙂
PoF: Dark Knight
CO: Dreams are free