I recently discovered this link floating around on Twitter. It’s from January, so I don’t even know if the gal still needs people’s input. But I think her project is pretty neat, and I enjoyed scrolling through the comments. So many people, from all walks of life, wishing for so many different things.
When I reached the bottom, though, it hit me – what would I type? I wanted to add to the list, but I didn’t know what to write. As cheesy as this sounds, I have everything I could ever want. Sure, I could always use more money. More time. More patience. But all of those things would eventually only leave me wishing for more. Maybe it’s how I was raised. Maybe it has to do with my obnoxiously neurotic personality. I’ve always dreamt about realistic achievements, things for which I could work hard and eventually accomplish. Wishes have always carried an almost negative connotation for me, of silly ideas that might not come to pass…
Anyway, I thought hard about it. There’s really nothing wrong with wishing. My friend Jessie has taught me a lot about this concept. I serve a big God who longs to give me the desires of my heart anyway, right? I need to start living like it! So just now, I added two wishes to the list:
Visit Europe with my husband. Ideally, it’d be a five-year anniversary trip. I think I’d like to go to Greece – somewhere historically & culturally rich that still offers luxurious beaches & sunshine. I’ve been toying with the idea for a long time. But just like my ambitions to see New York City, I keep avoiding the planning part because I’m overwhelmed with the idea of not being able to cram everything into a single trip. Side note: How have I managed to spend time in Alaska, South Korea, & Russia while never having been to NYC?
Go to BlogHer 2011. Because I really have no idea how to go about this, it’s definitely going in the “wish” category. I’m a novice when it comes to blog conferences & sponsorship. But I think it’d be awesome to spend the weekend in San Diego, meeting some of the awesome people with whom I’ve built online friendships. I’d also like to sit in on a few blogging/writing workshops – I’m a sucker for education of all types.
What about y’all? Tell me some of your wishes! Make it public. Add ’em to the list. It’s sort of exhilarating, right?