What I Want








 I want a few things:

No. 1 – I want a new car. The truck is awesome in all of it’s 1983 rusted glory. I love driving for free. I love that my friends can borrow it to move all their craigslist adventures. I love that people in their 80,000 dollar cars steer clear of me in my long bed. I also dig the fact that I can leave it unlocked, windows rolled down and pretty much no one bothers it. It’s time to move on.

No. 2 – I want to move. I want a place that’s a little bigger than the 800 square feet that I live in now. That’s not under the flight path (the noise is crazy). I want it to have some yard space, hardwood floors, central air and heat, washer/dryer hook ups, two toilets, room for a jewelry studio space, parking and either room for my portable dishwasher or a dishwasher waiting. I don’t want to be stressed out to pay my rent/mortgage. I want to be able to safely run. I want neighbors that I enjoy. Oh, and I want a hood over my gas stove. All that olive oil flying all over is a little gross.

I have some of this at the place that I now resided but I’m under the flight path and it’s time to leave for my mental and physical health. I can’t tell you how stressful it is to have your thoughts constantly interrupted by planes. Plus jet fuel dumping over your house is kind of a deal breaker.

No. 3 – I want to go on adventures. I used to go on adventures all the time. I haven’t in quite some time. I miss it terribly. I’m ready and willing.

In order to make all these things I want to come into reality I’m willing to be grateful for what I have, work hard and accept the good.

images via: wildfox, focus, poppytalk, desire to inspire, studio g, sunset, design files.

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    May 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    hmm, your truck lifestyle sounds kind of… awesome. But I get it. That, and the lure of all that adventuring. Hope you get way out there soon.

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    May 11, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    that art of allowing right? always looking for that balance: what do i do, what do i let be done…..
    wishing it all for you

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    May 13, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    You definitely need a new car. the truck can then be (p)reserved for those craigslist times of need. I love the office photo. Remember our adventure cross-country? You were there for me when I really needed a friend. Thanks! Here's to many more adventures. xo

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    Desi McKinnon
    May 13, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Of course I remember our cross country adventure. We should do another. Southern route this time.

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    May 18, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    i'm laughing at your car situation. my car includes nyc mass transit. your beat up truck wins, every time.

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    bigBANG studio
    June 7, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    You're a girl after my own heart. We bought a pickup when we moved to Joshua Tree, and I have no idea what I'm going to do when I move to NYC this fall. Pickup truck in New York City? Gah.

    Here's to a summer filled with unexpected adventures, and less time spent under jet paths!

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    Nourishing Creations
    March 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    So did you get it all?

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    Desi McKinnon
    September 4, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    quite a bit of it 😉

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