wishes

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?

9 thoughts on “wishes”

  1. I would love to have 6 children! That is my one an only wish! Now, I need to find someone who can make that wish come true!

    Christopher

  2. if you do decide to plan a trip and greece is your destination I would definitely recommend including turkey in your travels. I spent time traveling in greece and turkey hopping around where Paul once spent his ministry. It is remarkable to see Ephesus (Ephesians) and to stand places where Paul once stood. Oh, to be the man/ women of God that He once was.

  3. I just stumbled upon your blog via IROCKSOWHAT, and I am really glad I did! Your blog is so cute and I already think we have a ton in common.
    I am about to start nursing school and have an unhealthy obsession with sushi, haha. =D

  4. Hi there! I just spotted that this link was sending some traffic over to my blog and then I realised that you posted about my wish project! Let me just say, thank you for that! This project has really been a labour of love for me, and next week I have to present it in the gallery and sum up the whole year in 5 minutes (panic mode) anyway.. I’ve added your wishes so they will be part of the installation! Anyway, thanks again! I will definitely post photos of the final piece when it’d done next week. xo amber

  5. I want to get paid to blog, so I can stay home with my little dude. I’m working on it!

    I’d also love to get awesome at photography and be able to take photos of families and people in love for my job.

    I’ve told God these are the things I really want. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, and I think these are things I wanted for a really long time but felt unattainable – but you’re right: we serve a big God who wants to give us the desires of our hearts. He is so good!

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