Vision Board Complete - Now What
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you've had a glorious weekend thus far!
I'm happy to say my vision board is complete! For those following me, you may remember that I considered making two: one for 2017 ("short-term") and another for my long-term outlook. I reconsidered that thought. I found the items that spoke to me from magazines and papers were difficult to align to either short-term or long-term goals. Instead, most clippings were motivational and applied to everything I'd like to do.
I'm super excited about how the vision board turned out. It aligns well with my mind mapping exercise. I think it's pretty, which is one thing I noted in the mind mapping - I wanted more "pretty" things in the house - more meaningful and decorative pieces, even if I make the items myself. (Not looking to spend a lot of money here.) To that end, my vision board will be placed in the heart of my home - my family room, right above my mantle.
Words can't convey how much I love the clippings and artwork represented. There are pictures to convey nothing other than beauty and serenity. And there are lots of words and phrases, one of the most impactful being "Find Who You Have Not Yet Become." (I can't get enough of that one!) Some words/phrases are quite clear in their meaning. For instance, the clipping "Thank You" is to remind me to practice gratitude. Then there are others wherein the meaning is a bit more elusive, like "Activate Your Within." I chose this because I want to remember that I must continue to learn about myself and be brave enough to follow my intuition.
When I was searching for clippings, my daughter wanted to help, and of course, wanted to do her own vision board. She found the phrase, "How Far Will You Take It" in a magazine and recommended it to me. She said, "Like, how far will you take coaching, Mommy!") To be honest, I was blown away that she completely understood the point of the vision board exercise. I was also floored by the fact that she gets how important it is to me to follow this new path for my life. She wanted to keep the magazine clipping for herself, so she wrote the words for me to use in my vision board. These words, written in her 7-year-old handwriting, on an itty bitty blue piece of paper, cut out in the shape of a rectangle, holds the most significance, yet takes up the smallest footprint.
I can't wait to see how the year unfolds.
Be open to what comes.