Retirement Fantasy Or Reality

I finally did it! The grand prize on my favorite online gaming site. It was a day that I'll never forget, even though it was just my standard day up to that point. It was a work day, so I had to haul myself out of bed, start breakfast, and attempt to wake up to face the day. It was a pretty unremarkable day at work, the same office gossip and barely tolerable management policies, a bland and forgettable lunch, and finally the day was over.

After I leave work, I head on home so I can unwind with my favorite online scratchcards. There's nothing quite so soothing as popping online and playing a few cards... plus it's easier to get a whole bunch of cards to play online than having to carry home a stack from the store. I can play as many or as little as I want, and I don't even have to clean up the scratch cards that accumulates if I go through a marathon session of play.

That day I ended up playing cards for a few hours, and it was just a standard match three game that I was playing that got me the maximum jackpot. I looked at my computer monitor for about 10 minutes before what I was seeing really sank in!

Of course the first thing I did was start figuring out just what I wanted to buy. A vacation was certainly on my mind, and since I could go anywhere in the world with that amount of money, that's just what I decided to do – a world tour. I traveled to some of the places I always dreamed about, experiencing the unique culture of Japan, appreciating the majesty of the Great Wall of China, taking some time to enjoy the delights of Amsterdam, and heading out to the Caribbean to warm myself up. Once I got back, I decided to go back to University for a career change, so other than a day of quick goodbyes I haven't stepped foot into my old office ever since!