Grabbing Life by it’s Horns

Reading through my facebook friends list this morning, my friend Beverly wrote a big long list of things she’d like out of her life and that here inspired the post!

We all have dreams, desires, goals, and just plain things we want out of life.  Writing out even the littlest things we want out of life bring it the surface and allow others to know what you want and maybe even help with those wants.

I encourage you to go and write out yours too.  Then share it!
Life Wants

Things I Want Out of My Life/Things That Will Bring Me Happiness

  • Have a long happy healthy life with Jason by my side.
  • Always having a dog in our house.
  • Have enough wood to last all year long that we need it.  Never being cold in my own home.
  • Always keep learning:  piano, web & graphic design (so I could change and tweak my layout whenever I should feel the desire), learn a foreign language (I’d like to learn French, but Spanish would probably be more useful), and learn manual photographing so I may take beautiful amazing photos that people will adore – and whatever else may come along as we go through life.
  • Be the Hostess with the Mostest – I want to throw excellent parties and have people come and have a grand time and can’t wait to come again.  I want game nights, BBQ’s, backyard bonfires, themed dinner parties and whatever else may float into my head for party.
  • I want people that would come to those parties, friends to fill a house with laughter and special memories.  I want to go to happy hour and stay for hours with those same people.
  • I want group vacations.  Renting houses on the beach, renting house in the mountains and many group camping trips.
  • I want to be one of those successful bloggers.  Where I can proudly say that I earn enough to pay my monthly bills with no worries.  Or at least half of them.  Steady income.
  • I want to have a comfortable retirement with Jason, where we don’t have to worry that we won’t have enough to live comfortably or vacation as we desire.
  • I dream about owning a home on the coast somewhere.  Weather it be Oregon or Washington.
  • I always want to be giving.  I always want to give gifts with much thought behind them, knowing I have listened to what others have said they like or dislike. 
  • In addition ALWAYS listen to others and what they say.  Even noting how they act.
  • Do the much needed upgrades in our home.  Kitchen needs completely redone.  Bathroom needs completely redone.  We’d like to readjust our bathroom upstairs so we can have a shower up there.  Paint the rooms inside the house.  Redo all the floors.  Make our office nook downstairs.  Hopefully build out the basement a tiny bit so we can have windows.  Get rid of the oil heat and get some other type, then we can expand out the basement a bit more because of that to build it up.  Get a bathroom in the basement, even if its just a toilet and sink.  Foundation probably needs redone as well.
  • Do much needed outside upgrades.  Make a lawn an actual lawn that is soft enough to walk on barefoot.  Build a beautiful fruit and vegetable garden where we could eat like kings for months on our growing’s.  Have our herbal garden year around so I may always have mint, rosemary and cilantro on hand – plus others.  Build a new front porch.  Build a back deck, so we may bask in the sun and enjoy BBQ’s back there.  Have a fire pit for chilly evenings to spend around it sharing laughter and drinks.  A hot tub to soak away our worries and relax our muscles.  A swimming pool to cool off on the hot summery days.
  • Travel to San Diego, back to New Orleans and San Antonio, visit the Grand Canyon & Yellowstone, finally get to Las Vegas, go to at least one of the Disney Worlds, and go to Hawaii.
  • See a dolphin in real life and maybe even swim with one.
  • To always make time for pleasure reading.
  • Ride horses on the beach.
  • Hike the many wonderful amazing trails that our beautiful area offers.

Well there we have it, my list.  While it’s probably not my whole life happiness goals/wants/desires, it’s the ones that were off the top of my head!

Seeds of a Happy Life
Now it’s your turn!


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  • Shauna Lynn

    I’m going to link up as soon as I finish my post. Feel free to send me the code for the link up and I’ll add it to my post if you like 🙂

    • yay Shauna!! I can’t wait to read yours! Hopefully more will play along, loved this idea!

  • Shauna Lynn

    I’m going to link up as soon as I finish my post. Feel free to send me the code for the link up and I’ll add it to my post if you like 🙂

  • yay Shauna!! I can’t wait to read yours! Hopefully more will play along, loved this idea!

  • Dina Demarest

    I’ll write mine up tomorrow. Such a fun post that gets you thinking!

  • Dina Demarest

    I’ll write mine up tomorrow. Such a fun post that gets you thinking!

  • Maggie C

    I think if you’re going for what you want, you should learn French – you’ll enjoy it more!
    Great list 🙂

    • I just know how helpless I felt in Mexico and was in an area that very little spoke English and man it was hard. So it would be useful. Maybe I need to put BOTH on there 😉

  • Maggie C

    I think if you’re going for what you want, you should learn French – you’ll enjoy it more!
    Great list 🙂

  • I can not wait to yours Dina!!

  • I just know how helpless I felt in Mexico and was in an area that very little spoke English and man it was hard. So it would be useful. Maybe I need to put BOTH on there 😉

  • Kristin Hale

    I love this. It is like a virtual bucket list and most all of it is achievable. I wish you luck and hope you get to see, do, feel and experience it all.

    • Thanks so much Kristin, it was fun to write – you are so right kind of like a virtual bucket list!

  • Kristin Hale

    I love this. It is like a virtual bucket list and most all of it is achievable. I wish you luck and hope you get to see, do, feel and experience it all.

  • aprilaakre

    great idea. I would also love to see dolphins. I hope you get to do all of things you want to do

    • Are you going to do it April? I’d love to see yours!

  • aprilaakre

    great idea. I would also love to see dolphins. I hope you get to do all of things you want to do

  • Danielle (Todays The Best Day)

    LOVE this post so much!! You are amazing and so inspiring!!

    • Aww, thanks Danielle – amazing what seeds of what others do inspire things 🙂

  • Danielle (Todays The Best Day)

    LOVE this post so much!! You are amazing and so inspiring!!

  • Aww, thanks Danielle – amazing what seeds of what others do inspire things 🙂

  • You have a great list of things in your post. I love the post idea.

    • Thanks Victoria – are you going to do one as well? I’d love to read it!

  • You have a great list of things in your post. I love the post idea.

  • jennifer zuna

    love your list! i need to do this!

  • jennifer zuna

    love your list! i need to do this!

    • Do it Jennifer!! – – I am so anxious to read every ones list.

  • Do it Jennifer!! – – I am so anxious to read every ones list.

  • Thanks Victoria – are you going to do one as well? I’d love to read it!

  • Jaime Nicole

    An herb garden is on my list this year too!

  • Jaime Nicole

    An herb garden is on my list this year too… and lots of lots of travel as well! I think writing goals out really does help you achieve them.

  • Jaime Nicole

    An herb garden is on my list this year too… and lots of lots of travel as well! I think writing goals out really does help you achieve them.

  • Ha! A herb garden is also on my list. This must be a thing? It started when I received a fish tank that enables you to grow plants on top… I was amazed at how easy it was to grow basil and chives! Now I want to grow EVERYTHING. 😀

    Jenn, [email protected]
    http://jenn.nu

    • We have talked about it for several years – but hope to actually get it done this year 😉 Time will tell though. I’d love having fresh herbs to go and pick out as needed, would be amazing!

  • Ha! A herb garden is also on my list. This must be a thing? It started when I received a fish tank that enables you to grow plants on top… I was amazed at how easy it was to grow basil and chives! Now I want to grow EVERYTHING. 😀

    Jenn, [email protected]
    http://jenn.nu

  • We have talked about it for several years – but hope to actually get it done this year 😉 Time will tell though. I’d love having fresh herbs to go and pick out as needed, would be amazing!

  • Thanks Jaime!! 🙂 I love to travel so much!

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