I have had all of the materials I needed to complete my vision board since early January. I was so enthusiastic about getting it done in the first few weeks, and had all intentions of showing mine off alongside all of the excellent examples on my timeline but I got sidetracked. I cannot tell you exactly what I got sidetracked with because the list could go on forever. It is now March 22 and I have finally completed my goal!
I read a few articles on Vision Boards, but I mostly just went with my heart and cut out things that meant something to me. The areas I decided to cover are ones that are important to me. Last year was the beginning of a transition to being fearless and intentional. I stopped wishing and started doing. I left all of the wishing behind and decided to take the necessary steps needed to achieve my goals.
This year has brought me to another level in my spirituality and faith. I believe that I am where I am supposed to be, and I am going to do everything I said I was going to do. So my vision board encompasses not just things I want, but people who I aspire to be like, things I want to give to others, and my true desire to travel more.
PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME
This section covers 4 women who are doing exceptional things in the world and I am so inspired by their message and their truth. I look forward to sitting across from Ellen, telling her how I started #BlackExcellenceSaturdays and how I am using social media as a tool to change the lives of many.
ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2015
I have been trying to get to Essence for years. It is a very tough weekend to get out of town sometimes, so my plans have fallen through time and time again. This year I am going to make a strong effort to get there. I honestly want to be involved in the efforts to spread the word about healthcare prevention and the resources available across the nation. I have already put forth some efforts to make this happen!
I am trying not to be focused on material wants, but there are a few things that I am going to enjoy when I obtain them. My husband gave me his car when I moved to Houston and has been driving my big Buick. He is selling it since he will be traveling for the next year, but when he settles back home I am going to buy him his dream car, an Audi A8 (A4 in the picture, but you get the point). I also will eventually need an upgrade, so I threw a new Lexus on there for myself.
As I expand my network, opportunities are presenting themselves that require a decent camera. I have a lot to learn about the world of film, production, and editing, but the right tools are necessary to start the process. My husband bought me the fragrance Flower Bomb a few years back and it is the best thing I have ever smelled. A new bottle would be greatly appreciated. (wink wink)
My husband and I did not have a wedding or a honeymoon. We have never really had the money around our anniversaries to do anything special, but this year I want to change that. We will make 3 years this July and we are planning something meaningful for ourselves, stay tuned.
I have not focused much of my time or money on fashion, but I need to focus more on being a tad big stylish when I am out on the scene. This is a work in progress and will be ongoing, because I struggle with spending money on clothes. I have always been very practical and only purchased items that were very basic and plain. It is time to live! Live in COLOR!
OUR NEXT HOME
After being in Houston for the past few months, I realized that I want to live in the city. The ‘burbs are nice, but the things I enjoy the most are in the city of Houston. Plus, the specialty schools are amazing in the city and I do believe my child will benefit from these experiences.
Everyone says that they want to travel, but I am no longer wishing. I want to be financially prepared for the next glitch fare. We are actively making efforts to plan trips that will create memories. My husband will be seeing the nation through his new position, but we plan to see more of the world together. Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Italy, and Germany are all on the lists of places to go. Just waiting for the door to open and we will be flying through.
I want clear skin. Who doesn’t?
I am so unhappy with my current weight and I am struggling to find balance between work and caring for my son to get to the gym. There are no excuses, but I am actively seeking out the time to get to the gym I want to join and to practice Bikram. My biggest issue is childcare. My family and friends don’t live close to either the gym or my house. I will not stop trying to figure it out, until I have figured it out.
I want to use my gifts to help others and I want to be able to give wonderful gifts to those in need and whom I love.
My friends are doing big things here and across the world. I hope to be able to celebrate with them soon.
This has been an amazing and eye opening experience. I look forward to sharing my accomplishments that come from this post. I love my life and cannot wait to do this again, with a new vision in place.
Until then. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.
Here lies my first vision board: