February 7, 2018
My girlfriends and I have been talking about having a Vision Board party for quite some time. We just never seemed to get around to it. I decided to create a virtual board to eliminate all of my usual excuses (i.e. no magazines, no glue or even a board!)
I have always believed in writing my goals down. Some were typed, others were written on sticky notes , and in the last couple of years I started using a huge dry erase board that is hung in our bedroom (its that serious!). In addition to my written goals I also live for my to-do lists. Devail gives me a hard time about not using modern technology for all of my lists. I believe there are 2 kinds of people in the world, those who prefer electronic lists and those who prefer a good ole pen and paper. Once I complete a task I NEED the satisfaction of physically crossing it off my list. There is nothing gratifying about clicking a checkbox on a device. It’s just not right! 🙂
Needless to say, when I sat down at my desk to create my vision board I started with a list. I jotted down things that inspire me, bring me joy and reflect where I want to be in life. After scouring the internet for photos that depicted these things, I used Canva to create my board, printed it and hung it in our bedroom. I didn’t think much of it and assumed it would be no different than seeing my goal list everyday… boy was I wrong! I am now a true believer in the power of visualization! There has been such a fire ignited in me to create an action plan in all areas of my life.
Your vision board will serve multiple purposes in your marriage too. Not only will it awaken you and challenge you to strive for more but it is an opportunity for discovery with your spouse. In the busyness of life, it’s rare that sharing your vision for the future will come up organically. After a long day of working, being an unpaid taxi driver, cooking dinner, bathing children and washing clothes who has time to discuss goals? We are usually too exhausted to say anything more than good night & I love you, however, that all changed after posting my board. I have had my vision board up for 3 days and Devail & I have had so many meaningful conversations about life, goals and finances. It felt good for him to ask me questions about what each picture meant to me. I’m excited for him to create his board.
I have a few friends that have committed themselves to a word of the year but I hadn’t given much thought about having one. However, as I was preparing my vision board God put a word on my heart…LIVE and it coincided with all the elements on my board.
I would encourage you to give it a try. Share your experience or even a photo of your board in the comments of this blog or fb post. Have fun, dream big, LIVE!