be careful what you wish for

I Wanted To Travel a Lot and Now I Don’t

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There are so many things I want to say about this topic – be careful what you wish for. I have been thinking a lot about wishes, hopes, desires, dreams, and goals.

I turned 35 this year. And thankfully, I have never been the kind of person who has to have accomplished a bunch of meaningless tasks before a certain age.

I am not disappointed in myself or my life because I am not married. Or because I don’t have babies, or I don’t have a dog.

I am happy that I am who I am, I have done what I have done, and I own what I own.

Interestingly enough, I no longer have a bucket list. I used to have a long, long one when I was in my twenties.

There were so many things on it, and I wanted to accomplish them all by the age of 35.

But thankfully, I have either accomplished a lot of those things already and realized they weren’t as much of a big deal as I thought they would be. Or I realized that most things, once achieved, lose their luster, and turn out to be nonsensical wishes anyways.

I Wanted To Travel Forever And Always

One of the goals that I had for the longest time was related to travel. I wanted to travel so badly. But not only that. I wanted to travel forever and always. I wanted to be a nomad.

The universe is an ironic, sadistic master. She has a dire and dirty sense of humor. I love her for that. She said to herself, “Hmm, this girl really wants to travel. Okay, let’s give her this wish, and let’s see how she likes it.”

Thus, my travel journey began.

I traveled. And traveled. And traveled some more.

Okay, I thought to myself, and the universe, I am done with travel now.

But she said to me, “Oh no, you don’t. You wanted to travel forever and always. Those were your exact words. You wanted to travel so badly. All of the time, all I would hear from you is, Please universe, I want to travel more. Well, now you have it. Enjoy it, sucker!”

Well, there it is.

Now, that I am done with my travel bug. Now that my wanderlust is done and over with. It feels like I will be traveling forever and always. And it’s not something I am looking forward to in high measure.

It’s Not That I Hate Travel Or Anything

Don’t get me wrong. I love to travel. I absolutely adore it – I am so grateful I get to travel. But, I want to focus on my creativity, my writing, my videos, and my podcast.

I want to sit at home, in a quiet space, with a nice desk, my water bottle filled up with delicious clean water, a green smoothie, and peace and quiet all around. I just want to do my work.

Be careful what you wish for, is the adage that comes to my mind.

I asked to travel forever and always. And now, when I actually want to sit at home and do my work, when I don’t want to go anywhere, the world has decided that it is time for my wish to be fulfilled, and for me to travel forever.

I really want you guys to remember this lesson of being careful what you wish for – this doesn’t only have a negative connotation to it. The truth is that the universe is sitting there, ready and willing to give us everything that we ever want. It is waiting for us to ask.

And as soon as we ask, it gives us what we want. That is why we have to be really, really careful about what we ask for.

When Asking, Be Careful What You Wish For

Words are so powerful, not only because they are creating our reality, but also because the universe is waiting to give to us everything we speak of.

Nowadays, I am very careful what words slip out of my mouth, especially in wish format. What if I actually end up getting something insane that I never really wanted anyway? My mouth can sometimes run away with itself, and that is why it is important to be careful – of what we ask the universe.

You will get it all, as long as you ask. So, ask for what you actually want, not something you think you should want or something someone else wants for you.

Boom Shikha

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Boom Shikha is a wanderluster, yogi, and spiritual being hoping to use her talents as a communicator and an INFJ to bring peace and purpose to more people of this world. Read More

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