Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Ask Baba Yaga: What Happens If Everything I've Ever Wanted Comes True?


What happens if everything I’ve ever wanted comes true?


Then—the part of you that’s never wanted will sit alone, & be very quiet at first, & small. & You will be despondent, & cast about for more things to want. ;Don’t. Tremendous luck : has brought you to the place you should’ve lived in all this while. ,Let the small( one be yr largest dweller, & guide you through the barren landscape that has been yrself, & which you must now populate with the real things.

Previously: "Should I Make a Vision Board?"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at AskBabaYaga@gmail.com.

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rien à dire

Congratulations. How wonderful.


Fantastic advice as always, Baba! I think an addendum might be watch out for people who will try and deflate your happiness, especially if you have friend who you bonded with previously over things being miserable. So, there's that. Other than that, my only advice is that you can be sad even when things are going good, and it will feel particularly weird, but you still deserve to treat yourself kindly, etc.

tea for all

this is so wonderful i want to print it out and frame it.

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