It was about twelve years ago I discovered the power of vision boards.
(and gratitude boards. Im not focusing on those today but, in my opinion, they are a necessary partner to the vision board.)
I was at a place in my life where I knew I had goals and dreams—-I just wasnt exactly sure what they were any more.
I’d sold my training studio, uprooted/moved to Texas and had zero clue what would come next.
More than that I had no concept of what I *wanted* to come next.
It was a wonky feeling I still struggle to put into words.
I felt there was something different in store for me (I was finished being a personal trainer. I knew that much.).
And yet I also knew I needed to make the time to IDENTIFY precisely what I wanted or it would never transpire.
I somehow sensed if I wasnt able to send clearly out into the world what I wanted (life-wise, family-wise, work-wise) the chances of said-wants occurring were slim to none.
crazy misfit’y but Ive always believed if I can not ‘see’ or visualize something happening—it is not going to happen. Period.
As a result, without knowing the WORD or TERM for what I was creating, I bought a piece of cork and got started.
I grabbed magazines and cut out pictures which symbolized what I dreamed of.
I created images on the computer (mock book covers etc) and printed them out.
I found pieces of fabric which reminded me of emotions/feelings I wanted for myself.
I created words and phrases which symbolized who I aspire to be.
I gathered all these items, placed them on my slab of cork and my VISION BOARD was born. (if you want specifics about my board I shot a video three years ago about it. please to not remark how much more rested I appear in said video)
I hung the board right above my desk so I’d be near it for hours each day (for reasons I explain in the vlog).
I revisited the board every few months (I still do) and spent time tweaking it & making changes. Id add new ‘visions’ or ideas and Id remove representations of my ‘vision’ which were no longer important to me/where my goals had changed.
Flash forward to September 2011 when PINTEREST was born.
All of the sudden
friends around the country were nagging me to lose the cork and git with the virtual people raved about the ability to create a VIRTUAL VISION BOARD.
I was bombarded by Pinterest-smitten folks who insisted it was far easier to express hopes, dream, wishes & personality via virtual means.
It will come as no surprise to anyone this Luddite misfit stuck with her cork.
I still snip words out of magazines and tape them to my board.
Im continually creating ‘visions’ of what I want on the computer, printing (in color now! Im so 2012) & pasting.
I still believe in the power of the law of attraction as, for me, its more about clearly defining what I desire (from health & happiness to other stuffs) so Im certain to always send those ‘messages’ out into the universe.
This is all on my mind because I took some time this long Labor Day weekend to revisit & revamp my board.
It was as I did this I spied a photo which made my arm hairs stand on end.
It was an image Id put on the board, but have no recollection of ever mentioning to anyone else.
Something I longed for yet I did not really ever see happening.
And it’s happening. Next month. (<—–oooh foreshadowing!).
I dont place all the credit on the board— I tend to work my ass off day in & out so thats some of it too Im sure—-but the photo did momentarily stun me as Id forgotten Id placed it there.
The ROYAL, vision board creating *you.*
- Are you an avowed Pinterest fan with regards to creating vision boards? Why/how does this work better for you than a tangible board?
- Are you old school as I am and do you, too, still possess a physical vision board?
- Are you
my husbandone who believes the Law of Attraction is a load of…hooey?