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?
Remember when I told you guys I made a vision board with The Boy last month? Well, I decided to revamp it completely! You see, my first vision board was on a scrap piece of white-lined paper and it didn’t give me enough room to really express every little thing I want in life. Plus, with all the focus lately on my new health counseling business Zesty Living, I’ve been thinking a lot about goals and what I want for myself.
That’s when the vision board construction went down. For the past few days, I’ve been tearing witty words, motivating pictures, and inspirational phrases out of magazines, as well as surfing the web for ideas.
Voilà! This is the result:
I decided to break it down into sections: career, relationship, and personal well-being.
- Create and sell some sort of wellness product, be it inspirational greeting cards, all-natural body scrubs or innovative spice blends!
- Be financially stable, with a comfortable salary that I can support myself with & not have to cringe every time I “treat” myself to something nice
- Have a successful, positive, buzzing health counseling business a la Zesty Living with 1-on-1 coaching, group workshops, and (HOPERFULLY) some corporate wellness mixed in
- Be published in a women’s health magazine featuring an article on holistic health & wellness…a dream come true to have my own byline!
- Speak in front of a group of people regarding health, happiness and finding balance
- Move in with The Boy in an adorable little Boston area apartment where we’ll wake up together each morning, sip coffee, make tasty dinners, and stay up drinking wine and laughing our faces off!
- Be a “power couple” both reaping the benefits of being successful entrepreneurs, making our own schedules and ultimately working for ourselves
- Happy & in love
- Feel more calm & at peace with myself
- Do more yoga – practice regularly!
- Have enough money to be able to treat myself to monthly massages, gym memberships, yoga retreats and other wellness activities
- Travel more! (Oh, and be able to afford it and not feel bad about it!)
- Trouble-free, energized, motivated go-getter
- Super healthy, happy, fit & feeling my best self
- Have a plethora of delicious, wholesome, all natural food to cook with each and every day
Have you ever made a vision board? What do you want for yourself this year? What positive steps are you taking to get there?