I’ve never been one to make a birthday wish list – at least not one I showed to anyone. I just figured God knew what I wanted and He would make it manifest if it was meant to be for me (although there’s nothing wrong with asking as how else will people know you’re in need right?)
I tried the shared list thing for the first time last year because people kept asking what I wanted. Well, they’ve been asking again and I keep saying I don’t need anything.
It isn’t even me being modest or anything like that… I genuinely feel so happy with what I have that I can’t think of what I want – at least not anything that I need.
There’s a difference between wanting and needing. I think we all go through a covetous phase at some stage. I have passed mine now – thankfully! I’m quite settled in the “be grateful for what you have and work hard for what you want phase” my parents brought me up in.
I have everything I need to survive plus more and I’m okay with that. Are there things I want? DEFINITELY! (Supercar and Chanel anyone?) I’m sure I’ll get those things at some point, in the mean time, for those who keep asking, here are some safe options:
Personalised Notebook – because I’m obsessed with stationary and anything monogrammed. No word of a lie. Might as well keep it classy.
Amazon Vouchers – Books are my friends. I’m slowly building my library so I can have an actual library in my house one day. Plus you can get all sorts on Amazon apart from books.
Tandem Skydive – It’s on my 30 Before 30 list. I may do this for charity at some point but I get a little weird about charity fundraising as I question how much actually goes to the charity…that’s a post for another day.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawl (in light grey) – It’s fabulous. And I’m always cold. Time to step up my shawl collection.
Olivia Burton Watch – I have a thing for watches. I don’t have a black one. Any nice black watch will do actually. I got an Olivia Burton watch last year (from my list) and I love it so figured why not?
Selfridges Vouchers – So I can hopefully amass a few and add my own money to buy something memorable and epic.