Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blurry Visions

This project, making a Vision Board, is a repeat of one I did before, but here is why I'm doing it again:
  • I wanted to make a new Vision Board for my own life
  • Using it as today's project meant no extra work for me
  • It's a great way to kill time at work (for you)
So, how do you make a Vision Board? It's kinda just a collage of things you really like. The last time I made one I thought about what I wanted to have in my life and found pictures that represented those things. For this board I just kind of opened up my energy and liquor cabinet and ripped out things that spoke to me (unless that was the Whiskey...?)

I don't think you actually need step-by-step directions for this, so I'm just going to show you what I've got on mine.

  • Another picture of a beautiful kitchen. I love to be in the kitchen, so I think that's why I always end up with pictures of gorgeous kitchens on my Vision Boards. Bring 'em on!
  • A pic of Pete Seeger looking out into the distance with some inspiring words. About a month ago my mom showed me a Pete Seeger biography on TV, which I blogged about here. I felt a real connection to him and would like to help people like he did. In my case that would mean NOT singing in public, but either way I wanted him on my board.
  • A picture of a painting that spoke to me. See how it has reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and blues? I am always drawn to art that has rainbow-esque colors in it, so this made the cut
  • Some fern things. I don't know, I was drawn to them.

  • "Breathing Space" just seemed to fit.
  • More pretty rainbow colors.
  • A pic of the woman who is giving the keynote speech at a conference I'm going to later this month.
  • A piece of clay sculpture that appealed to me.
  • Some redheaded woman who owns a local breakfast place. Don't know if I cut it out because breakfast is my favorite meal or because I want to be friends with her, but there it is.
  • Pancakes. Duh.
  • "Thank Goodness". This came off an ad for a cereal, but I thought it was nice.
  • A key (to my new life! Or something!)
  • Some flowers, because if I don't put them up in a picture on the wall I know there won't be any in my house. (Because I have a black thumb.)
  • A cheetah. Don't know why.
  • A person levitating over a big roll of hay. See, this time I just picked stuff that called to me, without any real rhyme or reason.
  • Another redhead! I don't know what's going on, but I think it's time for a dye job.
  • Some healthy looking, organized food. Maybe it's time to organize my cupboard? So things don't fall out every time I open them?
  • Another key.
  • An elephant.
  • "Art doesn't have to match the couch." (Mom, don't forget that.)
  • Some more colorful, beautiful food.
  • Angry, fighting cups. Don't know why, but it seemed like they belonged.
So what the heck is the point of this? Well, if you do it it should kill at minimum one full hour of the work day. But the real reason to do it is to open yourself up to the possibility of allowing new experiences into your life.

If you want your life to change, you have to let the Universe know. You should spend as much time as possible thinking and dreaming about your new life, and this exercise is a great way to get started on that. Once you're done post it up somewhere you'll see it often, like on your boss's forehead. That way you'll keep remembering that you can change your life and have wonderful, beautiful things in it. Like a couple of redheads.


Lee Ann - The Lion's Share said...

I LOVE dream/vision boards! Mine is covered with Scotland and food...go figure...LOL

I also have a wish box. I write my wishes down and put them in this pretty little box (which is kept open) and the last time I went through it, quite a few had come true! So then I cleaned house and wrote new wishes...always trying to move forward...

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