Sometimes it’s easy to choose fried rice over anything else for lunch because you’ve been wanting it since yesterday when you saw your friend ate a whole plate of it. Sure, sometimes it’s easy to know what you want. But most of the time, I couldn’t even decide what I want to eat for dinner, so what do I know about what I want in life? I guess I’m still trying to figure that out. But let’s think about it for a minute, what do you really want in life?
I keep asking myself “what do I want?” but the big answer has not really revealed itself. And when I think about it more and more, I figure… maybe it’s not always about the big things.
So to answer the question, I would say a lot of things, like I want to write and design books that people love to read and can inspire them, I want to skydive, I want to live somewhere around Europe or New Zealand for a few months where I would wake up to a view of icy mountain on the side of turquoise water, I want to learn how to cook dessert, I want to create and develop some songs, I want to see aurora borealis in Iceland, I want to explore different places and taste different foods, I want to keep having good times with my closest friends while we’re still young and haven’t settled down, I want to take my whole family traveling around the world – or at least to another country, I want to find someone who I can share my deepest thoughts with, I want to live healthier, I want to read some life-changing books, I want to be closer to God, and a lot of other things that are important to me.
When talking about life goals, maybe it’s not about “I want to succeed and build an empire” or “I want to be rich and own a private island”. Maybe it’s about checking off your list one by one as you enjoy your life and grow older, so that at the end of your life, you can smile knowing that you’ve done all the things that have made your life an adventure.
And maybe, those little things that you’ve collected along the way are the ones that are combining to be the big thing you’ve been searching for all along.
So what do I really want in life?
I want a lifetime of adventure.
How about you?