The Dishwasher Realization

My old kitchen and the pile of dishes I loathed.

My old kitchen and the pile of dishes I loathed.

When John and I moved into our house, the kitchen was nothing to write home about but it served its purpose. It was small, had no counter space, no dishwasher, and all of the appliances were apartment sized. We agreed that we would completely re-do it at some point. However, we are not made of money so we had to wait a few years. In that time, the one thing that I dreamed about having on a daily basis was a dishwasher. I love to cook, which means I dirty a lot of dishes, and at the end of each meal I would say "I can't wait til we have a dishwasher". 

Well, the day finally came, where my tiny little kitchen turned into a still tiny, but much-improved, kitchen. And most importantly I got my dishwasher! I thought "this is it, I will be happy forever". 

That was a little over four years ago. And yesterday I realized while I was doing the dishes that many of the kitchen things I have upgraded to in the last four years are NOT dishwasher safe, and I actually laughed out loud. From my Le Creuset cookware to my super sharp knives and wooden cutting boards, I usually end up with quite the pile of hand wash only items. And it got me thinking,  "Isn't it funny how dreams change?"

My new kitchen with that pretty stainless steel dishwasher of my dreams, accompanied by a new huge pile of dishes...

My new kitchen with that pretty stainless steel dishwasher of my dreams, accompanied by a new huge pile of dishes...

In a few years. I went from dreaming of a dishwasher to having things that can't go in there. The reason I am even rambling on about this is that I think its important to realize how much we change, and to remember not to get too attached to the wants in life. Because no matter what it is we want, and what we think it will change, when and if we finally get it, there will always be another obstacle waiting around the corner. 

So stop wasting the day away dreaming about how life will be when that pivotal moment arrives, and start enjoying the day as it is right now. Because when you finally do get your dishwasher, you may still be standing at the sink, doing the dishes. And then, my friends, what will you wish for to make it better?

 

 

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