|Running away to the sea?|
In no particular order :-
Other 'creative' retail - bakery, patisserie, sweet-shop, florist.
Restoring and opening an historic house/garden to the public.
Running a museum/staging a festival
House sitting/dog walking
Running a B&B/boutique hotel/holiday let.
And, of course, writing that best selling novel.
It's interesting to speculate how far these are dreams, fun to read about but not for real life, or secret hopes and plans. Are writers feeding fantasies, or ambitions?
Maybe a bit of both?