I am a very visual person, so the idea of a vision board motivating me toward my goals and dreams is very appealing. Unfortunately, I have two obstacles in the way of placing an eye-catching and preferably large vision board in our bedroom. First, we have limited space in our small apartment. Secondly, Andrew would find a collage full of paper scraps on display to be appalling. He likes to live the more simple, minimalist lifestyle, while I trample about like an unrefined ogre mishmashing all colors, designs, and schemes (I don’t know why I imagined myself as a stomping, grotesque being).
Anyway, the last time I created a poster board of various things that made me happy, I tried to keep it out of the way–taped to the inside of my closet door. The view of my Happiness Board became more and more obstructed as I started hanging my purses on hooks over my poor work of art. Obviously, the point of dream/vision/happiness boards is to SEE them. So this was a FAIL.
Recently, I was revisiting the notion of having a vision board and keeping it on a smaller scale. I could keep a mini vision board somewhere I could always see it, right?
Then I came across blogger and YouTuber Seaweed Kisses. She has a cool video/post on making a vision board for your planner. It was perfect! Since I write in my notebook every day, I would see this vision board every day. I could take it with me everywhere. I was inspired to make my own!
The results of crafting like a kindergartener until 2 am (Seriously so much fun)
Here is a closer view
The piggy bank = save money for awesome future things
A version of my beautiful, organized dream home
I want to lead a balanced, fulfilling life. Bursting with passion. But feeling peace and strength in my faith.
I don’t necessarily want to look like Kelly Rowland (that would be nice), but I want to be healthy and fit. Seeing those abs helps me put down the cookie!
The ABC logo keeps me pumped up and excited about a juicy TV role even when things are uncertain and discouraging.
I believe that is a photo of Croatia. I want my life to be filled with travels.
“Creator” reminds me to create every day. I cut it out from an Elle article on Shonda Rhimes. I find her to be so inspiring. Her ability to tell stories, what she’s done for women and women of color through her characters, and taking power into her own hands…she’s just so fierce.
I want to set aside time to cook and read more.
“Where My Girls At” refers to making regular quality time for my friends. That also includes guy friends. And of course, spending time with my husband is a top priority, too. But come on. How fun is “Where My Girls At”!
The photos on the right are from my study abroad trip to Spain during college. I have such amazing memories from that semester. I haven’t been back to that area since then. I slip those pictures into my clear zipper pouch, and the sight of them make me smile every time. I’m making it a goal to go to Europe with Andrew in the near future!
I would love to see your vision boards! If you want to share, of course. Thanks to Seaweed Kisses for the inspiration!
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