Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Wish #1

I go through these weird phases in my life where I just want stuff, and even if I can buy it (which I often can't, #singlemomlife), I don't. I'll make a wish list and I'll wish and wish for that list of things until I'm not wishing for fervently anymore - and then I'll let it go.

But sometimes I wish for something in a way that's lasting, something that's such a deep desire in my heart that I just know it's there to stay. So today, I thought I'd start off a new segment and share with you a list of some things I've been wishing for.


The thing I've been wanting the most fervently lately ... is an RV. I've always had a desire to travel, and what better place to begin than in my own country? There's so much to see in America, so many places to fall in love with - and the idea of being able to see it all without having to constantly pack and unpack just seems utterly perfect to me. I also love the idea of taking Chance and the girls on the road with me, boondocking our way from city to city as we travel, finding campgrounds on lakesides, in mountains, national parks. I could even imagine myself homeschooling them on the road - although the idea of homeschooling two super-hyped ADHD'ers in an RV is more than a little horrifying for introverted me.

I've been looking at RV types and styles, floor plans, decor ideas organizational ideas and suggestions - you name it, I've been looking at it. And the RV dream has actually become so solid recently that I've even mentioned it several times in my Patreon goals. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure there would be outright mutiny with the girls if I attempted the RV life with them in tow - they're pretty social and seriously attached to the idea of staying in their schools where they've got friendships and routines they can count on.

I don't have the heart to take that from them, so even if I had the money to purchase and move into an RV right this second (I wish!), I wouldn't do it just yet. But in the future? Well, let's just say the RV is a solid top item on my bucket list now. Lately, I've been seriously drooling over the Jayco Jay Feather 23RBM, but if I were able to talk the girls into the life (and also win the lottery), then I think I'd switch and go for the 23BHM.

But hey, the RV is pretty far in the future, so let's go with something a bit more possible, shall we? What do you think of these things I've been wishing for?


I don't know why, but I feel like this is one of the coolest candles ever created. You for real wind it up because it's this long string of beeswax, and it burns for SO LONG. There are even refill spools of it. So cool!

And then there are these puzzles, which are so gorgeous and I love that they're shaped like butterflies! I can totally imagine putting them together and mounting them to something so they can be hung together on the wall. But where to start?






Then there are these charms. I love my charm bracelet - when I was a kid, I wanted a charm bracelet with all my heart, and it took me forever to finally get myself one! But now that I have one (I got it a couple years ago), I've had lots of fun choosing charms for it. I've even gotten some great ones as gifts! These two charms would be so perfect to add to my bracelet, too - the penguin because penguins mate for life and I'm still looking for mine, and the genie lamp because Robin Williams' death broke my heart - I can't even listen to the Genie now without hating the idea that he's not out there in the world anymore. I know there were LOTS of unclear circumstances around his death, but just the suggestion that he fell victim to suicide pains me. To know the way his death hurts my heart even though I never met him ... that has held me back so many times, kept me alive for my daughters, for my family and the people who love me. It never matters how much I might be hurting - so long as I keep having the courage not to pass it on in that way. So the Genie's lamp has become sort of my semi-colon.



And that's it - just a few things I've been wishing for lately. What are you wishing for?

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37 comments:

  1. OMG I would LOVE an RV! I sit and daydream about all the adventures we would have in it.

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    1. I'm right there with you! One night in the mountains, another night lakeside. Time at the beach, traveling from place to place? It just sounds perfect.

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  2. That candle is actually really cool. I bought one a few years ago as a gift for my grandfather. He really liked it. I've often thought about buying myself one too. Robin William's death also hit me particularly hard. There is something about him that while I never met him either, he seemed like he could be someone you would call a friend. I think he just had that type of spirit. I dunno. Keep your dreams big, someday you'll get your RV.

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    1. I swear, Raine, if there was anyone who knew about that kind of candle and thought it was as cool as I do, it would be you. I'm gonna hope you're right about the RV - I KNOW you're right about Robin Williams.

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  3. RV would be amazing. Only to facilitate the travelling. I think there is far too much focus on materialism in society. So, if I could wish for one thing, it would be more time with my family!

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  4. I wouldn't mind traveling in a RV. To a point. Then I'd need some space again.

    I'm wishing for more books! I love to read but the wait list at the library is long for so many books that I want. Grr.

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    1. I'm not sure I really need that much space actually - I much more crave the sense of freedom.

      Except for when it comes to books. I'm ALWAYS wishing for more books - and more time to write them!

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  5. I am the same way - I definitely go through phases where I load up a shopping cart online but then never buy anything - LOL! My husband thinks I AM WEIRD. Speaking of my husband - HE WANTS TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTRY via RV so so so badly!

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    1. I'm sure you're not all that weird - but if you're weird, I'm weird with you because I almost always have tons of shopping carts full of stuff from all over the web. I'm right there with your husband, too - RVs are cool!

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  6. I wish we had an RV! I love to travel with my family (even though they can sometimes be a pain)

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  7. We went away in a campervan last weekend and we have the bug - would love a trip in an RV! I thought I was alone in the shopping bag thing - so funny!

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    1. It's funny how alike people can be without even realizing it, isn't it?

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  8. My husband is obsessed with buying an RV, even though we absolutely do not have time to take any trips right now (he's in school, I'm pregnant) and even if we did, we have nowhere to put it. Maybe we need to set up an RV sharing pool. Lol.

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  9. Don't get me started about RVs, My hubby wants us to go camping in one and I'm not too exited about it. Unless it's like a palace on wheels of course ha ha.

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    1. Hahaha! For me, the RV will BE my palace - even if it is a small one.

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  10. Aw I hope your dream of owning an RV comes true one day, which I am sure that it will. I love the look of the silver charms they are gorgeous and remind me of Pandora x

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  11. Never been in an RV before, but I guess it ill be fun to travel comfortably with the whole family!

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    1. That's what I'm most excited about - the idea that there's room for the family, but it's still small enough to keep on my own.

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  12. I do really love the puzzles. They are pretty with the butterflies and the colors. And I am with you on the RV. Can I join you on that trip? I always love a good road trip. And having an RV and going on one big road trip would be a dream.

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    1. Yeah I'm a sucker for puzzles - they frustrate me but I love them anyway, so long as I have room to leave them out. I can't really do that currently though because Chance will steal the pieces and eat them.

      As for the RV - I'm reserving judgment just yet, lol.

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  13. I've never been in an RV before but I saw a movie about it and thought it was such a cool idea!

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    1. Omg, there are movies about it?

      *runs to Google*

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  14. I've been toying with the idea of getting a VW campervan. The idea of being able to travel with your home really appeals to me. I hope you manage to get an RV one day - imagine the adventures you could have! :)

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    1. That's part of the appeal for me too - you don't have to pack, you won't be forgetting stuff. You just take it all with you. Who knows, maybe we'll pass each other on the road one day!

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  15. I would love an RV. My sisters and I wanted to buy one years ago, but then we all became moms. Lol. Thus, no RV. Go figure.

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    1. Hey, they make bunk beds in RVs! You can still go for it!

      But then, you'd have to homeschool. And that changes the game.

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  16. I love your wish list. I'd love an RV too. If I had one, I'd volunteer at different state parks to meet interesting people and I'd go from state to state in an attempt to see the world.

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    1. Oooh, that sounds like a great plan!

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  17. I would love to move into an RV and take my family travelling. How fun would that be!

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  18. Nothing is wrong with wishing and making lists. Someone might just surprise you one of these days. Keep wishing!

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    1. That would be pretty awesome - but I'm a little doubtful at this point. I've had more than my share of less-than-happy surprises over the years.

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  19. Hubby's seen the country in a semi-truck and insists when we get older, we get an RV so I can see the country with him. I think it would be super fun. I'm like you...we'd like to wake up in a new state each day as a fun game! What was this candle. No pic so tell me more! lol. Hope you get that RV!

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