What do YOU Want in Life?

If someone walks up to you and asks you, what you TRULY want in life for YOURSELF alone that would GENUINELY make you HAPPY in LIFE and promises to give you that in a blink of an eye, right then and there, what would you tell him/her?

I know for sure, we are all different. I grew up living comfortably, thanks to my parents, but I did not get everything I wanted as a kid. I remember I wanted my own polly pocket, but never got one. I wanted a vtech laptop, but never got one. I think my parents gave us everything we needed and just about half of the things we wanted. Hence the saying, you can’t always get what you want.

Now, as a grown up, I am still quite confused as to what I really want in life, because it is complicated. Our wants vary because we each have our own priorities, people to please and our own life goals. Our wants become complicated because our priorities and goal change over time and then the people we want to please demand so much more than before.

But what if that someone asks you what you want for yourself? The people you love and all the people suffering all over the world will be provided for and be well taken care of, what would you say to this person?

I wanna list mine down because some experts say that your dreams and wishes have a greater possibility of coming true when you list them down.

  • A simple life. I want a life free from toxic, negative and greedy people, preferably in Batanes, or somewhere similar. I want to live in the country, near the beach. I want to build a nice artsy house, nothing fancy, just a little bit weird or odd looking because I’d be the one to design it with eclectic, Boho, artsy style, completely out of this world, weird and fun but still simple. I want fresh air, lots of light coming in through large windows, but with a darkroom somewhere inside it to develop my photos. I want secret passages or perhaps that good old book shelf in Scooby Doo that turns around and leads you to another room? Then my house would have lots of colors, art work, indigenous textile on walls, weird jars, weird furniture, aztec pillow cases etc.
  • I may probably want to delete my social media accounts, except for my blogs of course and probably just create an anonymous account where I can show my photos. I also wanna keep all my analog cameras and 1 digital camera.
  • I want to have a lifetime supply of fresh veggies and fruits. I don’t want to go full on organic, because TBH, I KENNAT, but it would be good to have days eating good food only. I also wanna find the perfect workout for my lazy ass, something that I would definitely love doing despite the pain, something that would make me physically strong on top of giving me rock hard abs! Pagbigyan na!
  • I want to work as a freelance artist, be my own boss, sell my work and live life to the fullest in rainbows with unicorns and all that shizz! Somehow I’m tired of being a corporate slave or maybe I’m just not meant to stay in one place for a long time. (OH NO! This calls for another blog post). I just want to work as a photographer/artist with a purpose and to contribute to the goodness of mankind. Meganon?! But that’s true and if that could pay for my BASIC needs, I’m good!
  • Then I want to be in love again and just love and get married, have kids and maybe home school them for some time. (I listened to the Mothers’ show one Friday and learned lots about home schooling these days). I wanna be a mother and dress up my kids and teach them stuff that they wouldn’t learn from school.
  • I want to travel, to always travel, collect photos, memories, cheap trinkets from all over the world and go on food trips, always!
  • I could live in simple, light vintage dresses, vintage shirts and shorts and bikinis LOL coz let’s be honest, I was never the heels and luxury bag kind of girl. My family and friends know this.
  • FAMILY TIME. ALWAYS!
  • Help those that have nowhere to go, especially the old people.
  • And thank God always for the love, happiness, inspiration, hope, mercy and understanding that He continues to bless us with!

And that’s it! All I want in 10 bullets! Just thinking about them make me giddy. If I could live my life this way, I would be happy, TRULY HAPPY.

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Currently

This would just be a one time thing since I’m not the type who can sustain any habit of doing something consistently (that sounded redundant). I got this idea from one of the Pinoy film photographers I follow online, GREWLEGS, which in turn, the idea she got from Siddathornton (I think). I’ve seen it on her blog a few times, but it just didn’t appeal to me to make me want to do it myself, despite me being a big fan of survey-type blog posts.
Anyhow, I wanted to try it this time because it’s an organized and more catchy way of writing what’s “currently” up in my life.

R E A D I N G  I thought I’d buy a book that’s not too mental, but would definitely still have that “NY bestseller” statement on top just to be sure that it’s good! I also had to control the urge to buy another art book, so what I got was Junot Diaz’ This Is How You Lose Her. Together with Michael Langford’s 35mm Handbook, these are what I currently have in my bag everyday.

W R I T I N G  After so long, I started writing again, thanks to this “Currently” prompt

L I S T E N I N G  to F21’s winter 2015 playlist, in the hope of finding that particular song I forgot to take note of while shopping 2 days ago

T H I N K I N G  of a lot currently. Mostly extremes like the good and the bad, the future and the past.

S M E L L I N G  like fish, danggit, specifically. My brother’s here for the next few days/Holy Week and as usual, he brought home Cebu specialties.

W I S H I N G  for the super typhoon “Chedeng” to spare the Philippines this holy week.

H O P I N G  I’m hoping that these coming 9 months would be so much better than the first 3. So far, I’ve patched up some broken relationships, spent time with my family and friends and sacrificed a lot –not a bad thing, (hoping) that all of it would eventually come to pass.

W E A R I N G  This “TheFutureIsAnalog” shirt I ripped the design off online and had my officemate, who owns her own printing business, made. I wore it this morning on our little photowalk around the village with my cousin, while lugging around our analog stuff. 🙂 Feel na feel!

L O V I N G  my cameras altogether. They’re currently what I’m loving or not to mention obsessing over the past couple of weeks! I’m also loving the time I get to spend with my family these past days. We suprised our lola during the weekend and had a pre and post-celebration of my sister’s and cousin’s birthdays respectively.

W A N T I N G more moments and scenic places to capture. I also want my very own TLR, printer and more artsy fartsy stuff even if I go broke!

N E E D I N G  more plans for the future!

F E E L I N G  not too excited about the storm coming, but still hopeful that it wouldn’t be that bad! I also feel happy I met a really nice photographer through instagram and had a nice chat with him! I was scared at first though, thinking that he wants to buy my cameras! I’m a protective mother to my kids! haha!

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Our early morning photowalk buddies