all of the things

[think kit. day twenty-two.] THE BED // CHICAGO — I want to be everything.

A great cook. A phenomenal storyteller. An exceptional friend, wife, partner in crime. A stronger athlete.

These desires constantly swim through my mind, alternately setting off signals of excitement, anxiety, determination and doubt. I imagine my mind like a child’s, brimming with brightly colored daydreams, believing I can do anything and everything, regardless of time, talent or circumstance.

I love my impossible dreams, despite the misery they bring. I want it all. Every bit of it. I can’t help but think, “I can do that,” whenever I discover a new interest, no matter how impractical it seems. It’s exhausting. Exciting. These new and old ideas crackle within me like a sparkler that will never die, a weird sort of combustion system fueling me from day to day.

I want to write a book. Make crafty things each week. Run a marathon. Qualify for the Boston Marathon. Create delicious, easy-to-make healthy recipes and share them with everything. Become fluent in half a dozen languages, including code. Win a triathlon. Complete an Ironman. Write smart, gripping stories about real people’s successes, failures and funny moments worth sharing. Ride my bike across the U.S. Help create a community where people support each other on their way to being better versions of themselves. Start or run a business. End world hunger. Mentor someone. Practice yoga. Live in a different country. Make the perfect cup of coffee. Develop photography skills (no pun intended). Travel the world. Hone the skills of a bicycle mechanic. Read more.

To all the people who have asked me what I’ll do next or where I see myself in 5, 10 or 20 years: This is why I don’t have an answer. Ideally, I’d like to be doing cool things with MW. There will be bicycles. Writings. Readings. Dogs. Family. Friends. I’m sure we’ll figure the rest out.

[think kit. dec. 22 prompt: Today, we’re keeping it wide open – we want you to write. Write the thought ringing in your head this morning. Write what you can’t forget. Write what you want to remember about _____. Write the everyday and the extraordinary.]

{image: The DiGangi family, 2014 edition}


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