A good friend of mine encouraged me to create a vision board last month. I wasn’t thinking specifically about the new year when I did it, I was just hoping to expose my desires on something outside of myself so I could see it and have to explain it. Attached is my small board I created to keep at my desk.
The background of my vision board are scraps of articles from Vanity Fair, Essence Magazine, and the Atlantic. I read and flip through a lot of magazines, I love them and it is my desire to one day be either featured in one or contribute an article. Lofty dream and I feel silly typing it out loud to my blogging family but there it is…my desire spoken
I have several quotes to remind me to keep going and be brave because as a writer, I’m going to start referring to myself as a writer and stop treating the word as it were too lofty for me, I need those reminders.
There are books on my vision board…the good old-fashioned kind I love because one day I will have a published book with my name on it sitting in someones kindle or library.
I debated about putting the picture of the woman and the man waiting for her at what looks like a fancy restaurant because it was a relationship article. I loathe those articles because they always make it seem so easy to date, to get engaged, or married but its not…well it hasn’t been for me but a relationship is still something I long for.
La Vie est Belle because life is very beautiful and I want a beautiful life filled with people I love and places to see…and a nice bike goes with all that 🙂
There are pictures of beautiful and stylish black women on my board who I think not only represent the physical but the mental beauty I love. I am not always secure in my looks. I worry too much about my hair or my skin or if I”m ageing well enough…I know most women have these issues and I do a fairly good job of talking myself out of my self-depreciation but I’d still like to go look in the mirror and just be happy with who I see.
I put stickie notes on my board because every week I work towards a writing project and if I post it to my board I see everything I want getting closer by completing one of those tasks.
I know all of these things won’t come together in twelve months but seeing my dream on a board helps to keep me focused on getting the life I want.
So, I ask you my blogging family- have any of you created a vision board for 2015? If you have done them before how has your visualization materialized for you?