Okay so I have been thinking about what (in a dream world) I would want my daily life to look like. I have been urged (read forced) to do this personal exercise and honestly I had never thought about an ideal daily life. Things like waking up. Grabbing a coffee. How do I grocery shop? Is it warm enough at night to eat outside? I had never considered the small daily details and rituals and instead I have been thinking about things like where I want to settle down forever. This I have found is not the way. Because seriously I’m 24, unmarried (and not complaining), I have no serious employment commitments, and I’m not locked into a lease of any kind.
So I’m making plans to enjoy this time.
This was a good exercise (I hate that word) for me because I tend to get swept up in the fairytale instead of looking at the reality which can be fun for a little bit but mostly it’s just unproductive.
Here are a few of the daily experiences I’d like to have (in the dreamiest of worlds):
Have coffee sitting outside in the morning
Be able to smell the ocean
Go to markets for good, local, and fresh ingredients (to cook with after)
Hear music in the streets
Take photos and videos (and create something from them to be able to look back)
Speak a different language (also… learn a different language)
See art (in museums, the streets, etc.)
Eat outside on balmy nights
***also if at some point in my ~dream~ day I could like… bake something and read a little that would be cool too… just putting that out there.