December 30, 2008

on what I want...

I want to sleep in every day, but not miss the soft light and calm of the morning. I want to capture every moment in a photo. I want life to be black and white. I want life to have a constant soundtrack playing in the background, one that matches my mood perfectly. I want to make a hot breakfast every morning. I want snow to cover the ground completely every winter. I want the days to always last as long as they do in the summer. I want to always be able to drive with the windows down.

I want to inspire someone. I want to be able to hold onto moments of pure joy for longer than they last. I want every kiss to feel like a first kiss. I want to be optimistic. I want everyone to just be themselves. I want to be the truest version of myself. I want to fly in my dreams every night. I want an adventure. I want to live life without looking at a clock. I want to feel comfortable in my own skin. I want to feel perfect despite my imperfections. I want to be able to live in the moment.

I want to not worry about my weight. I want to enjoy nature. I want to be far, far away from the city and the noise. I want to have a garden full of flowers. I want to sing without fear. I want to do something that matters. I want to be someone who matters. I want people to know me and like me. I want to stop caring so much about what people think. I want things to be simple. I want to feel safe.

I want to make people laugh. I want to learn how to laugh more at myself. I want to always remember my husband's smile, the one from the time we first fell in love. I want to remember what it feels like to fall in love. I want to feel healthy. I want to always have fresh flowers on the table. I want to drink wine whenever the mood strikes. I want to have the option of never having to work again. I want to be a child. I want to feel carefree and careless. I want to spend an entire day laying on the beach watching the sky. I want to see the world from another view. I want to live simply. I want to live extravagantly. I want to experience hundreds of new things and remember them all in perfect detail.

I want to travel. I want to create. I want to grow old without feeling old. I want to be able to appreciate exactly where I am at each stage of life. I want to be on stage. I want to shine. I want to celebrate things more often. I want to always find a reason to smile.

(inspired by this post.)

24 comments :

  1. This is so beautifully written and inspiring. I swear everything you post on here hits so close to home. I might have to post this some day, it seems therapeutic.

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  2. I love this. And for the record... you've inspired me! LOL! Your blog inspires me to keep mine going in hopes that it becomes like yours. HAHA! Happy New Year!

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  3. Don't want to put a damper on such a pretty post, but, I definitely did not read that as "clock"...dot dot dot...

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  4. Beautiful post - and I agree with Katy that you inspire lots of us every time you post. I hope you get all of this.

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  5. I feel all warm & fuzzy inside to know that you were inspired by my sister's post (she's a beautiful writer isn't she?!).

    Her post -- as well as yours -- has inspired me so much, too. & I love that most of things you want aren't materialistic (like a $2,000 purse) but things that would make your life genuinely happy & fulfilled. I love that.

    I hope you guys have a splendid new year together. I'll have to tell my sister that her post has inspired someone! She'll like that. =]

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  6. This is wonderful! I just know that so much of this will happen for you over the years.

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  7. gorgeous.. and by the way.. you make me laugh, and you've INSPIRED me several times for several different reasons.

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  8. after reading your comment you left on my blog, i had followed you back to your blog and found (to my surprise) a post linked back to mine!

    i'm so ecstatic that i've managed to inspire someone. i had originally posted this blog on an old livejournal that i had began last year, but i became re-inspired by it myself after finding it and decided to update it since i felt i had changed since then. i think writing that post helped me define what i truly wanted helped me see who i really am.

    truthfully, your post gave me the chills while reading because its a strangely comforting feeling to know there is someone who feels the same as you.

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  9. could not have been put any better! i too feel some of this wanting needs! girl day soon?

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  10. I love this and agree, you inspire me with your posts!

    Happy New Year!

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  11. So beautifully written.

    I think all of these things can be accomplished and what a great attitude.

    You do more to people than you realize. Inspiring, touching, just by reading your blogs.

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  12. That was lovely! You can do it!!!

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  13. I think you're on the right track to having most of those things, even if it doesn't feel like it just yet.

    Happy New Year :)

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  14. I want to be someone who matters too. More than anything, pretty much.

    Happy New Year!

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  15. You are such a beautifully inspiring writer. Those are wonderful things to hope for! I know that by "inspiring others" you probably didn't have other bloggers in mind, but your blog is an inspiration to me. I'm not even sure I found your blog, but I've been returning every day since I did. Your style of writing, as well as the things you choose to write, inspire me.

    Happy New Year to you!

    Love,
    Jacqueline

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  16. This was a beautiful start to my new year. Thanks for posting your inspiring thoughts.
    I may have to write my own in my paper journal.

    P.S. I love your new changes! xox

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  17. love the post friend.
    its been fun reading your blog.
    happy 2009!
    i hope its a lovely year for you and jay.

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  18. Happy New Year!! I love this post! I've always loved your blog, your words a so inspirational!

    xoxo

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  19. Wow. This really takes my breath away. I really adore all of of your "wants" but two in particular touched me the most: I want each kiss to feel like a first kiss, and I want to fly in my dreams every night.

    Me too!

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  20. What a lovely, beautiful post. I know you posted it a few days ago, but it took me a while to sit down and really appreciate it.

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  21. This is beautiful! The honesty and purity of your wants is lovely to read through...and many of them hit very close to home.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I am link jumping ... how very interesting!

    These posts are all so wonderful, and all connected.

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  23. This is a bautiful blog and inspired me to write my own along the same lines.

    Feel free to check it out:

    http://treasurethememories.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-want-to.html

    Take care,
    Blue Eyes xxx

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