To me, financially independent means not needing a company to pay you in order to survive. Right now I'm dependent on my day job in order to pay mortgages, bills, eat, etc.
Basically, everyone makes money from 4 Quadrants: E, S, B, I
Employment, Self Employment, Business, Investment
Eventually everyone moves from paying for necessities from the E, S or B quadrants to the I quadrant (social security, 401K, investments, etc.). Throughout our working career, many people choose to move their money from E to I in order to use it when were old and "retired" so they don't end up in retirement homes at the charity of their kids. Other people don't bother waiting until they get old first to move into the I quadrant.
I don't want to be beholden to some company that can say, we don't need you anymore and then be worried about how I'm going to support my family if I can find another job in the E Quadrant.
I guess my greatest desire would be the girl who I have a crush on, to feel the same way about me as I do about her. But beyond that I would probably want to a well respected high ranking leader in the government since I'm tired of seeing the corrupt, greedy, and insane lead us down the wrong path and lead us all into more suffering.
My biggest desire is to stop procrastinating and daydreaming about a life I desire and start taking the action to make these daydreams come true. Just because it exists in my head, doesn't make it my reality. I want to touch it with my hands and see it with my eyes. It seems to be easier said than done though.
I desire my passion to rise above, and fuel my actions. If that happened, then there would be some magic in my life!
To stumble upon the one thing that makes my heart sing - something that I can put my whole being into doing, and love life because of it. Something that could let me bring wonder and magic back into my life.
Finding someone to mutually love is also a huge thing right now.
My most pressing desire is to change my current circumstance. To stop being paralysed by all the "But, what if's" of the naysayers and start living my own life rather than existing as an echo of others. Otherwise I fear for the person I'll become.
New start begins next week: my cat, a suitcase and the books that I absolutely can't leave behind shall head off to a new place, to chase down some old dreams.
My diem is about to be well and truley carped :tongue:
(also I have a sudden desire for a sandwich ... hmmm - chorizo and cheese, methinks)