I want to be in a job where remuneration isn’t the key metric of ‘success’.
I want to be surrounded by close friends, rather than in a huge, impersonal city with neighbours I don’t even know or speak to.
I want to be abroad. Not because I dislike the UK. But because I think more highly of it and value it when I’m overseas.
I want to be in a job where the raison d’etre isn’t simply to maximise shareholder value.
I want to be living with either A.N.Other or others, rather than on my own.
I want to be 10 lbs lighter than I am now. With more muscle and less flab.
I want to be in a LTR (long term relationship) with an SO (significant other).
I want to be grateful for what I have rather than constantly aspiring for something that I don’t have.
I want to be less introspective, to stop dissecting my life and over focusing on the less good things about it.
I want to be grateful that I’ve got a solid, fairly senior, well paid job with a really good company – rather than frustrated that it’s not my ‘dream dream job’ which may not exist.
I want to be closer to my family.
I want to be better at staying in touch with old friends. To be less aloof, less self-centred, an attribute derived from too much time on my own.
I want to be abroad. Anywhere really. Canada, Australia, South America. Anywhere.
I want to be less obsessed with that which is experiential. I crave ‘life experiences’ which means craving constant change and being unaccepting of the status quo.
I want to be less governed, minded and motivated by my dysfunctional childhood. I moved so many times over the first 10 years of my life. 4 countries, I don’t recall how many schools, how many houses.
I want to be fit again. I want to be able to run, row, cycle and pump weights like I did 1-2 years ago.
I want to be less reliant on alcohol as a means of winding down and relaxing.
I want to be in a place where I no longer think about him. At all.
I want to be able to look in the mirror without scowling through narrowed eyes at the person looking back at me.
I want to be profoundly happy, well adjusted and totally accepting and grateful of my lot in life.