Yeah, I made a vision board this year. (Or dream board as some people call them.) Some of my friends think I’m lame for doing this. They see no value in it. It’s a time waster. A little too new age. Too hippie.
I don’t care. I love doing it. It inspires me. And when I invite my (new age hippie) girlfriends over (and throw in some yummy brie and $10 wine) all the better.
When my girlfriends got to my house I told them I was already finished and showed them this board….
They really (really) liked that vision!
Then we got started for reals.
What is a vision board? It’s a collage made up of pictures and word or phrases of your vision of the future. It can be anything you want it to be. You can do a vision board any time, but I try make a new one around the start of a new year.
My vision boards always seem to be sort of similar. There is always a woman smiling and having fun. There is always coffee and wine. The words “inspiration” and “dream” seem to be forever present.
But this year I’ve added some new words. Some new phrases.
“The Joy of playing it un-safe” – because I always seem to play it safe.
“Breaking out of your comfort zone” – that definitely needs to happen this year. And it actually already is. I’ve started putting myself out there this year in ways that I haven’t before.
“Author” – not writer, but author. Author. This is the year I shop my book.
There is a picture of New York City. (After all, when I sell my book I’ll have to go to New York to see my publisher won’t I?)
“Metamorphosis” – this year things need to change. I need to change. Doing the same things over and over (and over again) will not net me new results. I think I (finally) get that now. (I hope I do anyway.)
And yes there is my smiling girl having the time of her life (with the hair that I covet but can never have thanks to my cursed widow’s peak), the woman doing yoga, the woman who is strong and fit, and the woman in an outfit that I know would look awesome on me.
There’s a photo of Bradley Cooper, but not because I love him (though I do), but because I can see him playing one of the characters in my book
if it were ever when it’s made into a movie.
There is a hammock at a beach. (Yes please.)
Some beautiful pictures of nature.
The word “romance.” It would be nice for Dave and I to have some of that this year. I’d really like to work on that.
“Imagine all Your Possibilities”
“Eat Drink Read”
What if this year turns out to be everything I want it to be?
What are your visions for 2013?