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.