I think I would really enjoy living in paradise.
Although I do wonder sometimes if it would get boring after a while. I know some people who live at the beach say they hardly ever go, even though they moved there because they love the beach. It is no longer the place they fantasize about escaping to; it just becomes the place they live.
I know I said in my last post that perhaps things can only be extraordinary when you compare them to something ordinary. Maybe that doesn’t just apply to paradise. Maybe that applies to everything. A beautiful day. An exciting win. A perfect date. Maybe things can only be wonderful if sometimes things are terrible. At least that’s what I tell my clients as a way to help them appreciate sadness, anger, fear, and heartbreak.
Still, I’d like to give it a shot, just to make sure.
For me, in a perfect world…
I would have a place in Hawaii and Switzerland. And it wouldn’t take an entire day to get there.
It would be easy to find someone to date. And he would never drive me crazy.
Federer would always win.
The weather would always be perfect for tennis. And when it rained, it would do so after midnight.
I would have enough money to get awesome seats at any sporting event.
UVA would win the national championship in football and basketball in the same year.
My family and friends would always be healthy, happy, and safe. And so would I.
Every morning I would wake up feeling like something exciting was going to happen.
No one would make me feel ashamed that I woke up at noon.
Every book I read would be the kind that I never want to end.
And when it did, there would be a sequel that’s just as good as the first one. Maybe a whole series, even.
And then the author would write another series and that one would be just as good.
My blog would be widely read.
Some big-time publisher would approach me and tell me they want to turn my blog into a book.
I would be packing right now instead of procrastinating. And I would have put away my laundry last night instead of sleeping with all my folded clothes next to me in the bed.
I would be excited before a trip instead of stressed out about all of the things that I have to do before I leave.
I would not be depressed after the trip was over because there would be something new and exciting waiting for me when I got home.
Today I woke up at 6 am, which is crazy for me. I was all excited and couldn’t fall back asleep. There’s lots of good tennis on at Wimbledon today. My mixed doubles team plays tonight, and we have a good chance of winning. And all I have to do today is pack for my trip tomorrow, where I will get to play more tennis and spend time with my niece.
Maybe it’s not a perfect world, but we can still have moments of perfection. And this is one of them, because Federer’s match is about to start.