If we wish for something else than the life we have we are robbing ourselves.
Jesus says in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life and might have it abundantly."
Wishing for a different life is a tactic from the enemy and our flesh. That wishing takes away the life and the blessings in our lives that are already there. If we are looking at something we want we don't see what we do have. We can't enjoy the life we have if we want something else.
That doesn't mean you can't look forward to something or hope for something. But we can hope and look forward to and plan for while we are content in the life we presently have. And yes, we can even be content while we are dealing with awful circumstances.
Throughout life we have to relearn contentment when we are in a new stage of life. That is okay. Contentment is a process. It is real spiritual strength that we can develop and practice.
It took me years to learn how to be content as a full-time caregiver. Once I finally got there it was such a relief and such a joy. I know I've talked about this many times, but I think it bears repeating because the world we live in seeks to make us discontent so we will go after things we are told we "need." All that stuff does not give us life. It sucks the life out of us.
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." 1 John 2:16
That verse explains it all about what the world is trying to get us to go after. None of that adds any real benefit to our lives. Maybe those things add fleeting pleasures, but in the end they don't do anything for us but take life away.