A Surprise Discovery: My Vision Board from Teenage Times

This afternoon, while flipping through some old books, I discovered a little folded up piece of white-lined paper. When I began to open it, I got shivers because I immediately knew what it was: My “Vision Board” from when I was 19 or 20. While it was five or six years ago, I still remember quite vividly writing out my first ever Vision Board (which I titled My Visionary Board) while spending some QT on Fisher’s Island with my family.

If you can’t see it well, I’ll paint you a little picture for you:

Top Left: Photos of magazines, books, money, pens and paper with my name written in the byline of said books/magazines

Top Right: Me behind a table that says “Health Co.” I wrote above “Office in Boston.”

Middle: Me with Tall, Handsome Stranger with the words “happy & loving” over myself and “funny, handsome, sweet & spontaneous” over tall man

Bottom Left: Photo of me in a pony tail running with a water bottle, in which I wrote “Me at 140 lbs. calm, happy, healthy & in shape.”

Bottom Right: Photo of me with an apple, banana and women around me with the words “helping others achieve goals/be healthy

Mind you, I wrote this in my late teenage years/early twenties when I was OVERWEIGHT & SINGLE. It was crafted BEFORE I MOVED TO BOSTON and WITHOUT any degree in health coaching or a health-related field for that matter. But THIS was my vision and I wrote it down loud and clear.

I now have various writing pieces published (as well as a self-published cookbook), my own health coaching business, a relationship with the love of my life (aka The Boy), a healthy weight for my body type (which actually happens to be less than I wrote on the paper) and a blog that supports a healthy, happy community for twenty-somethings.

Pretty spot on, don’t ya think?

Now get out a piece of paper and a pen and write down your visions. Don’t hold back in asking for everything you want out of life because you deserve it all. Big things can happen to you…you just have to dream it and believe it for it to come true!

Have you ever created a vision board? How have your visions changed over the years?

4 Responses to “A Surprise Discovery: My Vision Board from Teenage Times”

  1. Caitlin Says:

    your vision board reminds me of what mine may have looked like back in college in the sense that i had a magic number for my weight that i thought would make me happy. then when i got there, i still wasn’t happy with my body and fell to a dangerously unhealthy weight after i eventually developed an eating disorder. i realize now that there is no magic number and do not look at my weight in terms of numbers anymore. so my vision of health is no longer numerical – it’s about happiness, love, and self-acceptance. 🙂

  2. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Cailtin Totally Caitlin, so glad we were both able to get over that! Super proud 🙂 I now don’t even care about the number, when back then it literally determined my happiness for the day! I still can’t believe how much the scale controlled my life!

  3. Shanna Carson Says:

    Hi Rachel, I agree that we need a vision board as it helps us to define and focus on our hopes, goals and dreams 🙂

    The Law of Attraction really works, but reflects our dominant and most practiced thoughts. We can’t spend 5 minutes on a new thought and 23 hours and 55 minutes thinking the old thoughts and have anything change. A vision board will definitely help to get a positive focus all day long. I know that many people like digital vision boards, but I believe that a physical vision board will do better because it’s easier to keep it in a place where we always see it.

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