Money. Success. Love. A beautiful home. Forever friends. The US Office back on Netflix. We live in a generation where everyone wants everything now. And I am no exception.
If you're single you're often counting down the swipes til the next match, the minutes til the next date and the dates til it's offish.
If you're anything like me, on the first date you're already planning number 5 (unless you hate them then you're pasting the bin emoji into your Whatsapp screen and counting down the seconds until you can send it).
Then, if you're also like me - on the 5th date you're itching to make it official. Nevermind once it's official and you're wanting to move that person in, tattoo their name on your forehead and start naming your first puppy. Barry From Eastenders FYI.
My point is, when you want something, you want it there and then.
There's a sense nowadays that things just don't hang around. We're more aware of the atrocities that happen in the world, so we're more eager than ever to secure the things we want and spend as much time as possible enjoying them - because who knows when they can be taken away?
No matter how many times I visualise winning the lottery, sell my soul for Depop sales or take on job after job - I still only ever seem to have 12p in my bank account.
Saving is a foreign concept to me. I earn and earn then spend and spend but then wonder why I am always broke.
It's because yet again, I want all of the money but at a purchase of a scratchcard as opposed to saving and cultivating a fortune.
We see others out there with their fancy cars, stays at the Shangri La and constant stream of ASOS deliveries and we (well I am) are astonished as to how we don't have the same thing.
We rarely take stock of what we do have because we always want more.
We very rarely look at other's circumstances and use that to help us understand different financial backgrounds, fortunes or luck.
That's because if we don't have money right now, what good is it to us?
It's very easy to keep one beady eye on what everyone else is doing. To see others in the same field as you grow, get promoted or recognised whilst you just continue the quiet grind.
It's even easier to compare your success with others and wonder why you don't have what they have yet.
Again, with success, we want what others have. We want the best salaries, our own private offices, to be able to work at home, to be top of the leaderboard and we want it all yesterday.
Whilst we can recognise that we work hard, we also spend time pondering why we haven't raced up the career ladder to reach the same heights as others, overnight.
So How Do We Get What We Want?
I mean, I hate to be that prick, but it's obvious isn't it? Patience.
We have a little patience (thanks Take That).
In relationships, we understand that if it's meant to be, it will grow and if it's special to us we need to live in the moment for it before we dream the best bits away.
With money, we understand that unless you ARE really, really lucky - fortunes come from investing time and skills and making your finances grow. Whether it's through saving or selling crack (I know which one I recommend) money doesn't come to you over night - you need time to work for it.
And with success, we understand that similarly to money - it doesn't come out of thin air. It's earned and grinded for.
Whilst it may seem that everyone is settling down, moving up and earning loads - everyone goes at their own pace and it's time we stop wanting everything NOW and start wanting everything when the time is right.
Another thing I just want NOW is to have my new apartment decorated, finished and looking like it belongs on every Pinterest interiors board.
AND LUCKY YOU because they have given me a code to give to you!
The code “VIX25” gives 25% off posters* between 23rd - 25th January.
*Except for handpicked/collaboration posters and frame".
The prints I have are: Geometric Blue, Letter V, Letter B, It Started With a Swipe and & black marble