Three selfish wishes.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


1. I wish I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and never worry about it. Not obsessing over food would be nice. I wouldn't even gorge and overdo it - just not thinking about it for more than the amount of time it takes to plan, eat, and enjoy a meal would be wonderful. I spend way too much time, effort, and energy thinking about what I've eaten, what I'm eating, what I'm going to eat. Considering that the average person eats three meals a day plus snacks, that's a LOT of time, effort, and energy.

2. I wish I could control my climate. I hate being too hot, hate being too cold, hate when it's too damp or too humid or too dry. In my perfect world, it would be 30 degrees and sunny every day, 10 degrees every night, with a couple hours of rain overnight - perfect beach weather in the daytime, comfortable for sleeping at night.

3. I wish I could add extra hours to every day. Days go by way too quickly - being able to make them longer at will would be fabulous (especially considering every day is 30 degrees and sunny). What would I do with my extra time? Listen to music. Read. Drink wine. Nap. Take baths. Watch old movies. Learn how to take photos. Take long walks. Go to the beach. Write in my journal. My favourite things...the things I rarely have time for.

If you had three selfish wishes, what would they be? Not world peace, not good health for your family, not do-gooder disease-curing wishes...three wishes that are 100% in your own best interests.

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  1. Hey Amy! I love this idea. :) So much so that I re-posted on my blog!

    I look forward to reading your blog during NaBloPoMo! :)

  2. Love this! I'll post mine today!! What a great idea!

  3. Its like you ideas reached into my head and were like, remember when we used to live here?
    Is it really so selfish if we BOTH want it?

  4. I wish I had a staff to make me beautiful. :)

  5. kathy & jenilee - glad you like! i'll check it out.

    traveler@large - if we both want it i think that cancels out the selfishness...we can share :)

    besswess - i figure that if i can add more hours to the day, i can find the time to make it happen!

  6. I couldn't agree more with your three wishes. Love this post idea!

  7. What a wicked idea for a post. I'm going to have to "borrow" this!

    I wish I could afford a personal chef. The act of preparing food, the thought of preparing food, three times a day wears me out.

  8. Love it!!

    Mine are:
    1) To have enough money to not have to "worry" about having enough money!
    2) Take a year off to travel a la Eat, Pray, Love.
    3) More time in the day for the fun stuff instead of the work/commute stuff.

  9. christinamg - I like those three. Money and time seem to be the big things missing for everyone - sucks that the only way for most of us to make more money is to give up more time...arrrrgghhh