Birthday Wishes

This week I ticked over another year.

It forced me to try and think about a gift I’d like for myself.  It is hard.

Truth is that most of what I want are accomplishments – things that take time and effort:

  • build a boat
  • run a successful business
  • play some role in colonizing the moon
  • learn to speak better french
  • read more books
  • play more music
  • build robots
  • exercise more

Every time I think about something physical I’d like I usually end up deciding that I’d prefer to not own it. Minimalism wins out.

Part of me is holding onto the dream of living on a catamaran in the Caribbean for a couple years, or downsizing to an airstream.  I still get more enjoyment from throwing things out than buying more stuff.