Birthday Wishes, 2017
Today is my birthday, so I’m taking this opportunity to share my wishes with you.
1. I wish we would all stop worrying so much about what other people think about us, because so long as we are being true to ourselves–which also means being good to the world–it doesn’t matter.
2. I wish to have finally now learned this lesson: When it comes to intuition, yes means yes. Anything other than yes (Maybe? Should I? Maybe I should? Kind of. I’m not sure. I don’t know.) means no.
3. I wish that my rooftop deck, which is currently entirely empty, would magically be furnished into an outdoor oasis, makeover-show reveal style. In exchange, I promise to deliver on the aghast, ferklempt, hands-over-mouth, jumping-up-and-down-with-excitement reaction.
Also, to whomever is designing the deck: could you please throw in a console table for my entryway, a chaise/ daybed sleeper for the living room, and new light fixtures throughout the whole house? The ones in the bathrooms, especially, have got to go. They remind us of Hey Arnold; good look for a cartoon, not so spectacular for interior design
4. I wish we would all stop trying to dabble so much in so many different interests, activities, and professional pursuits, because I worry that this diversity of focus is contributing to the false belief that we can be and do it all.
5. I wish we would stop seeing the editing of our interests and pursuits and belongings as sorrowful, and start recognizing that being selective is merely the necessary threshold to a full life.
6. I wish it would be a little easier to make new friends when you’re a pre-parent adult.
7. I wish not to offend, but nonetheless I wish so very strongly that Seattle drivers would start understanding how to drive.
8. I wish for a miracle for my mom, and for your friend, and for her sister, and for his dad, and for whoever it is you know that’s currently dis-eased. At the very least, I wish for us to make beauty, as Glennon Doyle Melton says, out of its counterpart, brutality.
9. I wish for your happiness and fulfillment and joy, because I know that the more people who are lit up in the world, the better off we all are.
10. I wish for you to help me fulfill my purpose by sharing this blog and its message, as well as the closet edit masterclass with two people you love, because the longer I live, the more I’m sure that the reason we’re here is to give to the world in the way only we can with the time we are given. This is mine.
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