If I had a billion dollars… First and foremost, I think I’d definitely get to build my forever home. Complete with the Victorian style Hartley greenhouse.
I’d also purchase some other properties from pastures to commercial. With the commercial property, I would built a skatepark for the youths. The skatepark would also house a coffeeshop, small bakery, and a library. Adjacent to that would be a community garden and a small flower shop.
Likely start a charity for improving literacy much like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.
For travel, places I’ve wanted to visit for years, would be New Zealand, Babylonstoren, and The Cotswalds, specifically Dalesford Farm. I’d also enroll in a sailing class and sail to each Caribbean island, making my way to South America.
It would be a fun family and friend endeavor in some of the adventures as well.
That would probably be the end of my money, I think a billion would go fast with these aspirations.