Where we would live, I'm not positive. We have a dear friend who has a place out sort of in the middle of nowhere on the island, and it seems idyllic, though I realize there would be other issues with a situation like that.
What would we do.... this gets a lot of discussion year after year.
Ideally, I'd throw myself into the entertainment part during the evening, working around the island with some of the musicians I'm already acquainted with and get myself some sort of regular gig at one of the many resorts. Lots of places to play on the island, and I'm pretty sure the musicians are "respected" and paid fairly well for what they do, or so they've told me.
Also, I've been offered a position year after year at one of the ranches on the island, and year after year I end up on the plane on the way home running the chances and possibilities over and over with the Lady.
And there's always the possibility of a holistic therapy practice. I'm a registered and certified Reiki teacher/master, and I've already got a small collection of clients on the island, so perhaps that's a bit of a headstart.
The Lady would likely get involved in publication of some sort, or considering the digital world is what it is, she can do her freelance editing pretty much anywhere on the planet. She's already dealing with people on a global scale, so as long as there's a connection to the interweb, she's good.
It all seems like a wonderful idea until the logistics and the reality of it smack you in the head.
Were we independently wealthy and not concerned with the realities of the world, including running three or four (I've lost count) small businesses and a music school to boot, we'd be there in a heartbeat.
I'd love to do the music school on the island, but that too is a concept, which I suppose is where businesses and such originate.
If and when the lottery number hits, we hit the island for as long as allowed, until then, we'll bask in the glory that is Aruba when we can.