Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
Back in 2014 I was obsessed with the fact that it was my “golden year.” I had just moved into a new place, bought my car, became the new head coach of a swim team, was living the single life, had a close group of friends, and was determined my live my LIFE OUT LOUD!!!
That summer I was also rapidly losing weight because most of my meals consisted of a protein shake and maybe an orange. And on “detox days” I would drink the adoptogen juice and only eat 6 of the snack wafers throughout the day. I guess with a meal-plan like that; Anyone would lose weight, right?!?!
I got in touch with a group of “like-minded” people who were doing the same type of thing and at our 1st meeting the hosts provided each of us with an empty black poster board and some magazines. We were assigned the task of creating a “vision board.”
I absolutely fell in love with the idea, but at the time it was as if I was afraid to dream. I went home and could never find the right “time” to complete the project. I was practically swimming in magazines that were piling up in my room because I was an information & inspiration collector.
2014 came and went and as 2015 came along, good things continued to happen. I met the love of my life… And then he disappeared… And then he re-appeared… And then we became inseparable and bought our 1st house together… Then 2 cats… And a dog.
Around Christmas time of 2015 I hosted a super fun christmas-cookie-making party.
I was so thrilled to re-connect with my friends and family. I loved the idea of hosting more parties at our home and the next one was supposed to be a “Vision-board” Making party. I messaged a group of friends to see if they were interested and they all seemed interested… Then life got hectic and it didn’t end up happening.
I still had that black poster board, but it lived in the garage with the craft supplies and was beginning to fade. This year I decided that 2017 would be the year that I finally create that “Vision Board.” I knew that I definitely wanted to make one before I turned 30. At the very end of 2016 I read Marie Kondo’s book and ended up purging all of my catalogs and magazines :(. I soon realized that it was a mistake since I no longer had images to pick out for the board.
Then a few weeks later in class we had an assignment to create a “Life Map” which is basically the same thing as a Vision Board!!!
Dancing Molecules, Dancing Bodies, Winter 2017
A Life Map helps you discover what you want for yourself and your life. Follow thesteps below to create your own Life Map.
Gather magazines and catalogues.
Go through the magazines and catalogues and pull out images, words and phrasesthat speak to you or evoke feelings.
Cut out these images and words.
Place your words and images on a large board in a way that feels right to you.
Paste the images on the board.
Review your Life Map and ask yourself the following questions:
What have I learned about myself from looking at my Life Map? Do I see any patterns? Does anything on my Life Map surprise me? If I knew that all of the images and this Life Map would come in to my life,
Who do I need to become in order to fulfill the intentions on my Life Map? Based on my Life Map, what quality will I commit to developing this year?
I was thrilled because this was the perfect opportunity for me to complete the project I had planned on doing for years. One night I started going through magazines that I found at a thrift store and I cut out all of the pictures that moved and inspired me.
I am very happy with my Vision Board/Life Map! I put it in a visible place that I can see every day to remind me of my goals and dreams!!!
That night, my boyfriend surprised me and made one too with that original vision board and it became Carl’s toy. As you can see, my bf always has a sense of humor!!!
You should make a vision board too!!! Let me know in comments below if you have any questions or are seeking ideas then once you have created your vision board; Write a post and send me a link! We can achieve our goals and dreams together!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo