It has actually been suggested to me by my therapist at one point that I write down what I want out of life. I'd like to think I don't want a lot out of this life. I know there are certainly people who want a lot more than I do and I'd like to think what I want isn't unreasonable.
1. A Career
Right now I'm studying to be a Private Investigator and I'm writing a book I hope to get published someday. I don't expect to simply have what I want in life handed to me on a silver platter. I wasn't born rich. I do want to work for what I have in this life. I want to look at what I've done in my life and say, I earned that. I have never had much personal pride. I'm not a happy person and to be honest I don't know if I ever will be. However I want to be able to look at my life and say, I've earned that, I worked for that, maybe then I will finally know what its like to feel proud of myself.
2. To have a fulfilling relationship.
I may not want kids but I hope to be married someday. I don't want to grow old by myself. Its just a part of the human condition I guess.
3. A House on the Coast of either Washington State or Maine.
It doesn't need to be large, infact at some point a large house is just a waste of space. I just want a place where I can relax. I want to see snow hit the ocean on cold winter nights. I want to feel the warm winds off the ocean on a spring afternoon, and I want to cook outside on the long summer days, and to read by the fire on chilly autumn nights.
4. Spiritual fulfillment
I used to be a Catholic, now I'm Pagan, what hasn't changed is the fact that I want to be spiritually fulfilled. The natural world always makes me feel more spiritual, so does helping others, and learning more about the universe. It's always been like that.
5. To see the world
I want to set foot on all seven continents, I want to cruise the Arctic (I'm currently saving up.) I want to see Europe, I want to hunt Elk in the forests and plains of Montana and Javelina in the deserts and scrublands of the American Southwest. I want to walk Another (I've walked the jungle in Puerto Rico) Jungle. I want to see the islands of the Philippines and those of the Canadian High Arctic. I want to see the world in all its glory and wonder.