Hello, my lovely friends!
How are you all doing? Last week, I asked you all to send a sweet message, quote, or text to literally anyone! Tell me who you sent it to in the comments below! Was it a co-worker? A friend? A friendly neighbor? Some of you actually know me personally and even sent me a text! Thank you so much! As I predicted, it did put a smile on my face.
Guess what I did this weekend? I took some time to redesign this amazing website! If you are receiving this blog post through your email, click here to check it out! Since you all are my amazing followers and readers, comment below what you think of the new look! I was trying to go for that minimal, modern appeal. Let me know if I accomplished it.
Speaking of things that I have been able to achieve this past week, I carved out some time to create an incredible vision board. Now, for those of you who follow me on my Instagram, you guys got to see one of the two vision boards that I made (follow me on Instagram @talkbyvictoria!). An awesome person gifted me an agenda called My Infinite Agenda; you all should definitely get one! I made it inside of this planner that I use every single day. I’m a fan of organization and daily structure.
Today, what do you think we are doing? We are creating a vision board! What even is a vision board? Ahhh… Excellent question! Below, I’m going to lay out what is a vision, why in the world you should make a vision board, and how to do it! Seriously, I had a ton of fun and was greatly inspired.
Let’s get straight into it!
A vision board? I already see just fine, though.
Even if you don’t see, you can still make a vision board, and even if you already see, then you should still make a vision board. Basically, a vision board is a canvass of the things you want to make possible in your future. It should be something that excites you, something that makes you feel inspired again.
I included my favorite role models on my vision board such as human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and human rights activist and CEO and founder of Rise Amanda Nyugen. All these amazing women remind me about something that I aspire to accomplish.
Envision More than Expectations
When you create your vision board, the goal is to not only plan out your ideal house or career, but also your deepest, craziest dreams. Take one of my biggest dreams, for example: publishing a book. It seriously does not have to a best-seller in the slightest bit. In fact, it doesn’t have to sell at all. I just want to publish a story that maybe will make someone laugh a little or feel less alone. That’s my crazy dream. Whatever yours is, put it down!
Ok, Victoria. Where do I start? And by the way, I’m neither painting nor doing arts and crafts.
Okay, okay. I totally get it! Getting messy is not exactly quick or even fun for some people; however, if you happen to get the opportunity to do what I did, cut and glue, then definitely go for it! I had a ton of fun and felt really satisfied with my result. If you choose not to go this route, then absolutely no worries. I have a way for you to still visualize your vision board.
If you enjoy using the great world of technology to do things, then check this option out:
- Pull up a blank document either Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Keynote, Pages, or any other similar software.
- Add photos, words, quotes, etc. that you want on your vision board to this document. Click on the clip art option provided by the software to avoid having to download photos onto your desktop or tablet.
- Violà! Now, once you are finished, print it out! Yes, do this, and stick on the inside of a folder you see everyday, or maybe like me, in your agenda, or even on the mirror you see everyday to get dressed. Place it somewhere where only you can see it (unless you don’t mind others seeing it, too) so that you are reminded of your aspirations and keep your eyes on the bigger picture.
If you prefer to draw, paint, cut out and glue, etc., then do that! I took a stack of old magazines and newspapers that I already read and then cut out my favorite words, pictures, and quotes that I liked. Then, I printed out the three pictures of my favorite role models to paste in there.
Alright… but why go through this trouble?
Avoid thinking of this as a hassle or trouble or more things to do. Think of it as this: you are creating a very amazing platform of your biggest dreams, desires, and favorite places, things, and maybe even new ideas that you want to try. Trust me, you will like this. You will feel so proud about yourself. I feel proud about you doing this.
So this week, when you are chilling on the metro or on the bus, or maybe when you do not want to actually work on your work computer, or maybe when you have a self-care moment, envision your vision board. It keeps you grounded, thinking about what you hope to accomplish, hope to embody, and hope to make happen.
My biggest tip is this: put down attributes and goals that you want to achieve. Refrain from just putting things that describe you, like your favorite foods, stores, etc.—this is awesome, but we are trying to also make a board and hopefully a little plan about our aspirations. Go dream big or go back to bed.
Ok, fine. I’ll do it. Can I show it to you when I’m done?
Yay, my friend! I’m glad you decided to go for it and do this awesome thing! Of course, you can share it with me. I would LOVE to see or hear about your vision board. You can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can comment or DM me on Instagram (@talkbyvictoria), or you can go to my About page on my blog and leave me a message there. Better yet, you can even comment below if you prefer to tell me about it!
Alright, chicos. It’s time to say goodbye until next week! Make sure to subscribe to get these posts straight to your inbox! Sending you guys a lot of love and prayers your way. You got this. Happy creating!
Goal for this week:
Create your vision board, filling it with awesome things for the future. Imagine what your greatest dreams and goals are. Then put them down to paper!
Quote of the Post:
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” ~Alan Lakein
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