Everyone seems to think that I should have made a vision board. Hannah Brencher of author and founder of More Love Letters makes one as her New Years Eve ritual. Oprah seems to think they’re a good idea too. So why has it taken me so long to make my own? I wish I knew. But as soon as I started these 30 Days to search for inspiration, I knew that a vision board would be my project for Adventures in Pinterest.
Of course, this kind of project is all over Pinterest. So I had lots of places to start from, but I really liked this pin from Apartment Therapy because it gave me some guidelines and then left me to make my own board, in my own way, the way a vision board should be made.
I sat down with a tall stack of old magazines in front of me, and started flipping through. When I chose graphics, I chose the ones that I simply loved. I chose pictures that spoke to my heart. I picked the photos that made me feel a little more alive, that felt like where I needed to be. I found words that I loved and that were comfortable. I found words I wish described me better.
It was fun to look through magazines for the chance to see what I saw that felt like my future, what felt like where I wanted to be. That’s what a vision board really should be. It should be a visual representation of where I want to be. What I see on my vision board surprised me in a way that maybe shouldn’t have, but totally did.
You might not see it on this board, and that’s okay because it’s kind of screaming at me. It screams of wanting to draw from my roots, my sense of place. It screams of dreams that involve taking risks, jumping in, following dreams, designing, writing, pushing my limits. And at the same time, it screams of a future where I can slow down and enjoy. Where I can enjoy things I love while my bucket is full.
I like this future. And I liked this process.
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