I confess - it's a bit "hoo-ha" for me, the concept of a vision board.
Vision board - a visual representation or collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. It consists of a poster or foam board with cut-out pictures, drawings and/or writing on it of the things that you want in your life or the things that you want to become. The purpose of a vision board is to activate the law of attraction to begin to pull things from your external environment that will enable you to realize your dream. - credit, selfgrowth.com
I've never been one to create a vision board, to lay out in definite physical pictures what I want from life - but as a new school year begins - praise the Lord right there - I have been doing a bit of reflecting on what I want for the year.
I always think of back to school as the true "Beginning of the Year", as opposed to New Year's Day. Along with new notebooks and new binders and new clothes comes, for me, new concepts and new ideas and a fresh interest in organization.
As an aside, please, please let me get my kitchen into better shape. I've been toying around with a cabinet here or there, but we have this one "lazy susan" type cabinet that gets a ton of use - and the hinges on the doors break roughly every six months. With a hinge broken for approximately the 47265th time, I'm ready to seal that cabinet up and forget it's there. Maybe store Christmas decorations there - but it's a big cabinet and it's going to take some serious organization skils to figure this puzzle out.
What I want for this year is a decided lack of drama. I want my kids to enjoy school. My two youngest will - they are already loving it. I want them all to be challenged appropriately, to learn and stretch and grow - and to become the people I can see in their future. I want them to have the kind of year that, looking back as an adult, they can say - I had a great year, right there. I want teachers who actually care about my kid as a person, who are motivated to help my kid understand the area of instruction and to WANT to see my kid succeed. I've got that in a few of them - by my count, there are about 40 teachers for my kids this year, and that doesn't include my college kid, who is strictly on his own. But last year, I'm not gonna lie - and tough luck for you if you were involved in my kids lives last year and you know what I'm talking about and it makes you uncomfortable to read that - last year sucked for one of my kids. And there was this one person who could have made it so much better - and didn't.
For this year, I want to take one new project a week and create it - make your own bath bombs, soaps, lotion bars, etc - and one new recipe. At least one new recipe a week.
Over the summer, I backed off on the exercise - and it shows. Oh, boy, does it show. I went back to the insane workouts of a few years ago on Saturday - and I'm still feeling it today - and I'm going back for today. I've decided to do Crossfit type stuff Monday/Wednesday/Saturday, Zumba three times a week and walk with my husband at least twice. Imma get my sweat back on.
For this year, I want to figure out how to increase my income. I'm sick to death of my husband working his behind off - and it shows, the man has no butt - and still, it's too stretched and uncomfortable and on the edge of the razor every.single.day.
I want to learn to shoot a handgun. I want to ride a motorcyle by myself.
For this year, I want to feel a sense of accomplishment. That's what my vision board would show, if I created one.
What would your vision board show? What do you want to accomplish?