They are both sitting in my 2nd bedroom that I converted into a studio, which will soon have a stage lighting system in it similar to what DJs have behind them in smaller venues. Anyway I didn't set the bar very high - I know you married people must be banking pretty well. Let's see it!
I feel a similar way to you, OP, but I think that everyone should be born sterile and you'd have to register to get un-sterilized. Man, that would be awesome.
I'm still in school and paying my way so I don't have much to show off quite yet. But I like the fact that my career opportunities are so much more open to me: I can seek out a job I truly enjoy, even if it means taking one with lower pay, since I won't have children to worry about financially. I can also look for a job across the state or even the nation because there's no obligation to stay in a cherry-picked school district for the kid.
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Some things I would count:
Tens of thousands of dollars in musical instruments, performing equipment, and recording gear. Since you mention guitars, my two main go-to instruments are a Martin D-28 for acoustic and a Carvin TL-60 for electric. I'm too lazy to post links.
A FIAT 500 - not pricy, but definitely not a kid-friendly car.
Rooms full of music boxes, nutcrackers, smokers, and all kinds of items from numerous overseas trips, from knick-knacks to large furniture items.
Generally speaking, quality items throughout the house (double ovens, good furniture, things like that). Without kids, you can spend a little extra up front for quality and never have to replace it because of kool-aid spills.
Some rockin' cool clothes!
Most important, a bucket of memories of lots of travel, overseas and domestic, eating in nice restaurants frequently, the ability to buy most things we want without worrying about how to pay for li'l Snotter's braces, memories of being a working musician for a few years, and all the other things that go with being CF.
I don't have a ton of money yet, but I've accumulated an impressive collection of books already and an equally impressive collection of "adult novelties". I also have my beloved Macbook, which will eventually be reincarnated as an Air, and a graphics tablet to go with him. Things I wouldn't be able to keep or enjoy as a parent. My lover's car is an antique Chevy with velvet seats, something else that would be ruined by kids.
Total monetary value of my stuff: Books: I have no idea, probably into the $1k - $2k range by now. Adult Novelties: $1500 Macbook and accessories: Approx. $1800
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li'l Snotter's braces
This struck me as very amusing
I've still got debt to pay off, so I don't have very many brag-worthy items. I do own several designer handbags (mostly Coach, also a Marc Jacobs and a Michael Kors). I own lots of high quality costume jewelry too...none of that Walmart crap! A gorgeous Tiffany's pendant, too
There are other, non-tangible things, too, like my trip to France in 1999 and my hot air balloon ride in 2009. And so many more nice things to come
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