“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.
The White Queen knows what she’s talking about, that really is a good habit to practice. On days that are exceptionally bleak, it helps to have some positives to hold on to during the day. I don’t usually have breakfast, so let’s pretend the White Queen said lunch instead of breakfast, shall we?
1. The day will come when I don’t have to wake up at ungodly hours of the morning. It’s no secret that I love to sleep, and who doesn’t really? The thing I dread the most about my day job is dragging myself out of my warm bed when sleep still has a vice-grip on me. It’s very unlikely, but I do dream of the day when I’m leading a cosy enough life that allows me to stay in bed however long I want. One can dream.
2. I will write something astounding. Not to say that I don’t like my stories, but there’s a level I want to reach where I’m left in awe of my own brilliance, so to speak. I have read several amazing books this year that have made me wish I could’ve written them because they were that incredible. I want to be the writer of a book someone else wishes they had written. Why is this impossible? Because every time I reach a certain level, I will come find someone who writes even more beautifully and yearn for that.
3. I will see the world. It has always been a dream of mine to travel to as many countries as possible. For as long as I remember I’ve wanted to visit UK, Japan, Switzerland, France, Malaysia, China… and a number of others. It’s just really fascinating to me. Unfortunately that won’t happen unless funds allow it, so this one is sorta linked to #1.
4. Nobody will hate my books. Yesterday, Maddie Cochere talked about her experience with her first bad reviews ever. Now, while I know that it’s impossible for everyone to like what I’ve written, I can’t help but secretly wish that nobody will hate them. Ever. Not even if students are forced to study them in classrooms. But that’s just my wish, haha.
5. Food will look as good in real life as it does on commercials/menus. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Food always looks so incredibly good when you see it on TV or when you’re selecting something from a menu, then the plate arrives and there’s instant disappointment. I almost want to return my meal and demand a refund when confronted with the reality of things.
6. I will never be sad again. It’s easy to see why this is impossible. With all the bad things happening in the world and the tragedies we see (whether in real life or in fiction), it’s impossible not to feel down. Or it’s possible, but then you’d be an insensitive person void of emotion! But hey, it doesn’t hurt to be optimistic about things, right? 🙂
I almost included “Chocolate can fix anything”, but then I realised that it is actually possible, haha. Can you relate to any of my impossible things? Do you think they’re possible? What are your six impossible things?
March 18 edit: I posted this thinking The Daily Post didn’t take my suggestion, but they did today! Yay!