Is it too much to ask?…

I want to be at peace in my mind.  I want to be happy more than I am sad.

I want to be at peace with my body.  I want to care for it, to feel comfortable in it.

I want to have a family.  Not just the one I was born into.  I want to create my own, with our own traditions, a unit that is uniquely mine.

I want to have a partner.  Someone to witness life with me.  Someone to care for who will care for me.

I want to raise children.  I want to try this thing that seems so essential to understanding the human experience, not because I was told that that is what women should do, not because I think that it will somehow complete me, but because I think it would be the biggest, most exhausting and challenging adventure I could ever take.

I want to spend time with the people I love.  I want to know them.  I want to look back and know that I made them my biggest priority.

I want to see something of this world.  I want to see mountains and rivers and lakes and oceans and marvel at the beauty of this earth.

I want to love my job.  I want it to be a piece of my life, not the whole.

I want to leave my mark.  Even if it is small.  I want someone’s life to be better because I existed.

I want to love and be loved.

I want lazy Sundays, sunny Saturdays, Tuesday night tacos.

I want to sing, and to write, and to create things.

I want to know that, even if I get none of the things I want, I will be okay.

What do you want?

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