How is that for an oxymoron? “Dream” and “life” in one header. It’s not a full sentence obviously.
I admit freely that I still have many more questions than I have ever found answers in the entirety of my life lived thus far. Among those questions is “What do I want?” still very much on top of the list.
I’m not going to get into the meaning of life at this point, I could write for the rest of my life and still not have conclusively answered that question. 42 doesn’t count. And that pun was not intended.
Anywho. For us humans this has always been a driving question. It can have a very easy answer, say, food. That sort of thing used to drive our evolution. Not so much anymore. The food that is, but the multitude of answers to that question that we can come up with at any given moment, still drive us individually and as a whole and thus still drive our evolution in one way or another.
This is not what I am after right now, though.
So, I thought about my dream life today as I was preparing dinner. If you had a wish and could wish your dream life into existence, what would it look like?
Here’s mine: I’d be a published writer, successful enough to live off my writing at all times. I guess that was a surprise for you, right?
I’d have a partner, my perfect match. Creative, smart and funny, must love greyhounds and road trips.
My long term and long distance travel would be largely done. I would indeed be happy to pack up the car, throw the dogs in the trunk and go on road trips around Europe. We’d spent three months a year somewhere mild and sunny that way. Mostly we’d live in greener pastures with some body of water within view.
Living on a boat full time would be best, but I won’t insist on it.
And maybe, just maybe we’d have a kid or two, adopted or not, I wouldn’t have clue right now.
How far is this dream life away? I’ll be 34 this weekend. I want this before I turn 40 and that is the promise I’m making to myself.
This is what I ultimately want. I find that pretty simple and really not too much to ask. Quite achievable, too. Finding my perfect match might be the most difficult one, but that really is it.
I don’t want anything big, I don’t want to win the lottery either, because this dream life would be much better.