(A photo of myself in the beautiful sun - apologies for the vanity!)
I want to have a place fairly close to the city, close enough to feel like a part of the city, but also a little off the beaten track. Somewhere where I can call home, where I can feel safe and secluded from everyone else. I'm a natural introvert and I think this is perhaps what my inner introvert is telling me. It will be impeccably decorated and tidy, with white walls and large arced doorways, open plan and spacious.
(More photos from the brilliant Light Locations)
I want an entire room for books. I want a whole library, with books of every kind. It will be alphabetised and even organised by genre, to aid my neurotic self. The shelves will cover the entire wall. I'll have a sliding step ladder to reach the books on the highest shelf. There will be blown up posters of my favourite books' covers and a comfy seat for me to sit in to while away the hours and lose track of the time.
"Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel." I can't wait to travel everywhere and experience new things. Things won't always go to plan, but the best thing will be going there, experiencing new things that I wouldn't otherwise have done and then going home to the place where you belong. That's what life should be about.
I want to write something. I am essentially a very logical, Maths and Chemistry type girl, but I love reading books and this is kind of encouraging some sort of part of me to write something. Anything. Reviews or even a novel, something which I can pour my brains and my heart into (not literally, 'cause I mean.. that's slightly ridiculous and gory.) I don't know though, I think I'm the least creative person going..
I want an old car. A really fantastic, old sports car. One which I can drive really quickly or just sit on the bonnet, when it's a nice sunny day, reading a book and sipping on a cold one. My top five consist of the:
Porsche 964 Coupe
Ferrari 365 Daytona
Most of all, I want to be happy. As happy as I can be by adhering to the supposed 'formula for happiness'. Apparently:
Happiness = P + (5xE) + (3xH)
To put it all into a little more context, P tands for Personal Characteristics, including outlook on life, adaptability and resilience. E stands for Existence and relates to health, financial stability and friendships. And H represents Higher Order needs, and covers self-esteem, expectations, ambitions and sense of humour. So it really is true that 'Money doesn't buy you happiness'. I think that it's really important to be happy and I think that most of us are so lucky. I know I may not sound it all the time, but I am really grateful for what I have. Everyone has their bad days, but hey, it's gotta become good at some point.
When I think of all the things that I've shown above, I can't wait to grow up. Obviously, I'm not naive enough to think that everything will be plain sailing from here on in. But I am willing to work hard and fight hard for everything I want, because 'life's too short' and I want to do it for myself and also my family.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my rambling post about all things to do with me, me, me. Heck, even this post is called 'Me'. But I couldn't really think of any other title and I dunno, I guess this is all about me. Sorry for being selfish, but hey, it's not healthy being selfless all the time! A little 'me' time is as good as anything else. Bear that in mind for the next time you feel like being selfish for a little while. Anywho, I think I've rambled on long enough and you definitely don't have to endure this for much longer. Happy blogging!