I love vision boards. They’re a great tool for providing clarity; I get a visual representation of the themes most front-of-brain for me. There are many ways to approach creating a vision board: a literal representation, a mood angle, heavy on images, heavy on words. Some people incorporate photos or their own drawings, sketches and paintings. I rely on old magazines.
I’ve done (at least) one every year since 2006. Here’s what one of this year’s looks like:
And a visual journey through previous years:
2012 had a completely different color palette from the one I’m drawn to this year. I have no idea what that means.
In 2011, romance was in the air. A soul mate wasn’t in the cards but what I did have was fun while it lasted.
2010 started very dark for me so my board was all about bringing in light and making dramatic shifts. My boards was just the beginning.
The 2009 board may be my very favorite so far… in hindsight. It reflects so perfectly the complete chaos and lack of color in my life that year. I was spinning so fast on my personal hamster wheel in hell that I couldn’t see the mess clearly; my vision board, however, captured it perfectly.
My 2008 board is more cluttered than 2007 but I’m not quite in the weeds yet. I’m still using bright colors.
In 2007, I clearly had marriage on the mind. And puppies. I ended up with a cat.
The one that started it all – ah, the innocence!
Do you have a vision for how you want 2013 to unfold? Have you set any goals for yourself? Have you made any resolutions? Or do you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants and leap head on into the unknown, come what may?