"Do you have a vision board?" my friend asked at our weekly coffee date. "They really work."
Another friend chimed in that she had one too. I'd heard of this concept before but had never taken the time to do it.
"Vision board?" I asked. "No, I don't. Tell me about it."
She explained how making a visual picture board of her aspirations helped make them come true. Inspired to give it a try, the next day I Googled vision boards. If you're interested in creating one of your own, check out the excellent article by Christine Kane, How to Make a Vision Board.
Once I had the basic information, I decided to get really wild and blow a wad of money on various magazines. I'm not shy about my magazine addiction, so spending money on the process didn't bother me at all. In fact, this vision board stuff made it acceptable--admirable even--to purchase more magazines!
I hadn't even created my vision board, and I loved it already.
Before I purchased the glossy beauties, I spent a little time thinking about what I want from life. I've already been blessed with a happy, healthy family. My church and volunteer life satisfy me too. Therefore, my vision board would focus on the two things I yearn for: publication and personal desires such as traveling more.
With my goals in mind, I opened the magazines, and inhaled the aroma of fragrant, colored paper. Ahh... I cut out anything that sparked an emotion and set the pieces in a pile.
A few days later, I retrieved the poster board hiding in my office closet and began arranging the pictures, tossing any that didn't feel relevant, and leaving areas of white space to write on or for future pictures to be pasted.
The end result thrilled me. I can't wait to hang it in my office where I will see it every day. This is what it looks like:
Have you ever made a vision board? Do you need a good excuse to buy a stack of magazines? Try it! It's fun!
Join me on Friday for a recap of our goals!