Last night two friends of mine came to my house and we made “vision boards”.
I had heard of the idea, but, you know…it’s work, whatever, really?…
I was inspired, however, by an acquaintance who needed to move BADLY from where she lived. And she wrote out a plan, exactly what she needed/wanted in a new place. It was very detailed and specific and she made a board with words and pictures and she actually got the new place to live, almost to a tee, WAY close enough. She was talking about this after yoga, and yoga makes me all into “manifesting my destiny’ and spirituality and “I CAN do this hard thing”…airy-fairy as my dad used to call it. I think I would be amazing if I was always “right after yoga”. Anyway….
So we just did it. I said Monday night, they said yes. We had boards and stickers and scissors and glue and thoughts and dreams running around in our heads like little sugar-plums and midgets as we headed for the land of the envision-tron.
My plan was to do 2 boards, one for moving and what a new residence might look like. And one for life….just what could THAT look like. I thought there would be pictures and stuff, but I found myself only drawn to words, or sayings. I think for the “home” board it was necessary, because I really am still trying to wrap my head around the whole idea of selling and moving, and a new place is very much in the though process phase. But while I wasn’t very specific, there was a theme that unfolded on my board,just on it’s own, and it is best expressed in a quote I found and put in the center of the board “Your home should reflect who you are, how you live, and what you love”. there are lots of words on the board…imagine, make space, organize, simple, small spaces, on a budget (uh, yes!), renew with color,style, beautiful, hideaway, breathing space, peace, a major life change….Well, on and on. It was fun to do, and my next idea is to use the back of the board when I start getting specific, always keeping in mind the dreams and aspirations on the front of the board. (Though I do believe my first specific will be “duvet”….on my new bed, changeable. Oh, and maybe this cool lamp I saw….it’s gonna be fun!)
I LIKED doing it, battle won, feeling good. And I found another quote, by one of my very favorite poets, Mary Oliver that I also glue sticked on there. This quote reflects an even further move, a scheme, an inkling…”Why should I not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside, looking into the shining world”. WHERE would that be? Why not indeed?