Ask for what you want, for what you need. It may or may not be what you really need; however, by asking it at least verbalizes what you think you need. From there, from the pure desire of your heart, you get the energy rolling towards what you want to happen. As you already know, things are rarely what they seem so be prepared for things to change as you engage the energy of desire to get to your goal.
Keep your mind open as you move towards this goal. Do you have some new thoughts? Are you experiencing some different feelings? Is there an unexpected person presenting in your life? Are there serendipitous happenings?
Stay open. The energy of the Universe is bringing you what you really need.