I've never really sat down and put together my own Wish List. I am a naturally content and happy person. I drive an average car that I bought in 2006, with remnants of a rear-end oopsie still lingering 10 years after the incident. My home is not nearly paid off or big enough for all of my accumulated junk (and craft supplies that gather dust mostly). My kids go to a government school and they're happy. I'm happy. We're all happy!
I consider myself exceptionally fortunate to have what I have. I've seen the need out there. And gosh am I blessed.
But if I had to really focus on what I wanted most in life, that I didn't already have, and ultimately put it out there to the universe with a grateful heart and wide open arms - this is what it would look like...
1. Cupboard space. Oh how I long to have a place for everything and everything in its place! There is not one room in my home that is simplistic and ready to receive guests. I still have last year's second term school reports on the dining room table because I simply don't know where to put them (or where all the others are, now that I think of it). My handbag gets plopped onto the piano as I walk in. The counter space in the kitchen is diminishing slowly as each appliance makes its permanent home wherever it is unpacked for the first time. And where to with the box it came in?! Can't throw it out just yet in case the new toaster explodes within the first 6 months. As they do. Space space space! I need space.
2. Tools. And by tools I mean implements to make my life easier. A laptop that doesn't take 5 minutes to think about uploading a website. A smart tv. So I don't have to keep plugging the (even older) laptop into the back of the tv so we can watch downloaded kids movies day and night. Dstv is not on my wish list by the way. A gate motor that works even when it rains. That's usually the time you need it to work the most, right? Well that's when mine decides to go on strike. And then all those kitchen gadgets I have no cupboard space for (a crockpot, nutribullet, and anything else you can find on Yuppiechef).
3. Boundless energy. Without the need for a sugar spike to get there. I can't actually remember the last time I had energy. Sadly overdosing on merlot only makes me sleepy. And my addiction to Lindt balls has resulted more in a feeling of wading through mud than bouncing off the walls. Probably due to the heaviness of my lard-filled posterior.
4. Comfy shoes. But then asking for a pink unicorn with a rainbow mane would probably be more realistic. Or perhaps I should rather add "normal working feet" to my Wish List. I currently have one pair of shoes that doesn't leave me in agony at the end of the day. Why is it so hard to find a pair of shoes that a) looks good with denim shorts - because I live in denim shorts, b) doesn't go between my toes - because I can't even and c) does not eat my feet, one layer of blistered skin at a time? Dear Universe, please send me fluffy cloud shoes that look fabulous and feel like liquid Lindt on my feet. Again with the Lindt. We have a relationship.
With an alternate galaxy of online shopping at my fingertips and the dream of one day becoming a self-made millionaire, I guess what really matters to me in life is not Gucci eyewear, Versace bags and diamond encrusted tiaras. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with wanting beautiful well made possessions. I just have a few must-haves to tick off my list first.
Watch this space for my next list of sparkly pretties that every girl (or maybe just this girl) longs for from said alternate galaxy. I'm not ALL world peace and humble pie.
I'm just a girl, standing in front of a Lindt ball, asking for it to be low carb and sugar free!