Every year, as the kids get a little more independent, this question becomes a little more prominent. Our life becomes less about what we need, which ought to be a welcome change.
Need is so nice and straightforward. Fulfill a need, then move on. But what do I want?
I want things I can’t have right now, things that I am working toward, but that will take a long time.
I want things for which I am not willing to pay the price, in time or money or other opportunities.
I want things that conflict with other things I want, and I can’t decide between them.
I want this whole process of living to be simpler.
I want to sit on my couch and watch Netflix, and that one I can actually achieve.