Tag: want

  • I’m Not Allowed to Want Anything

    I’m Not Allowed to Want Anything

    Like many of you, I grew up knowing there wasn’t enough. Not enough time, not enough attention, and not enough money. Part of this may be due to the ghost of the Depression which seems to linger in American families still. But people just seem to be convinced that the Universe is against them and […]

  • When Not Getting What You Want is a Good Thing

    When Not Getting What You Want is a Good Thing

    Sometimes what we want isn’t really good for us. Our want can be based on what our inner 6-year-old wants but she doesn’t have the reasoning that the rest of her life could have given her. Sometimes, what she wanted wouldn’t have given her what she needed and that’s a blessing. It’s the “be careful […]

  • The Book I Tried Not to Want to Write

    The Book I Tried Not to Want to Write

    Back when I was young and ambitious, I used to want to write a book. I was sure that every thought that I had was precious and precocious. I knew my woeful tale was worth telling. Then I grew up. And knew my tale wasn’t so different from many tales. Messed up childhood, abusive marriage, […]