Are you ready to stop DREAMING about the life you want and ready to start LIVING the life that you want?
For Christ’s sake, I sure as hell am. I’m at the lovely (and totally frustrating) place in my life where I’m living in the “gray area”. For those of you who are new to my blog family, I’m still in my early twenties, inching closer and closer to the mighty threshold of 25.
I know, I know, “those are the best years of my life”. Give me a second. I’m getting to that in just a moment.
I’m still young enough to believe that “I still have time to accomplish all of the things that I want to do with my life” and that “one day I can have all of those things that I dream of”. And my personal favorite, “anything is possible if I work my ass off”.
But I’m also mature enough to realize that there are other “joys in life” that take priority over my blissful daydreams such as bills, holding down a full-time job, maintaining a credit score…you know what I’m saying. (If you could see me right now, I’m gently sobbing and mourning the innocent dreams I had before I became an adult).
So naturally, I feel like all of the dreams I had as an undergrad have been buried in the attic of adulthood. I’ve resorted to becoming one of those people, unsatisfied with my average, mediocre life, that imagines what my life could become.
But honestly, how pathetic is that?!
Imagine what we could do with all of the time we waste imagining our dream world. But what if I told you that someone discovered the secret to bringing our wildest dreams to fruition? My friends, meet the vision board.
I’ve long heard of this concept, a simple craft that you can do while re-watching your favorite episode of Friends. Trust me, it’s pretty much fool-proof if you think that you’d be a decent competitor on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader. All you need is a few household items and your good ol’ noggin. It’s super easy (and enjoyable) to make, but the results are damn-near magical!
This week, I challenged myself to creating one of these bad boys so I can stop imagining the way my life should look like and start making it happen! Rumor has it that vision boards are like a direct call to the universe. When you are able to identify the material and spiritual things that you want in your life, the universe will bring them to you. It all circles back to this funny thing called The Law of Attraction which I’ll dive into a little more this week!
Don’t believe me? Let my girl Jazz tell you her success story. One of her biggest goals was to make $10K through her online business (which she hadn’t even started when she made her board). And guess what? DUH. It worked and now she’s a real life boss bitch running her business. Take a look.
Totally bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S) right?!
Okay, so now it’s our turn!
What you’ll need:
The latest issues of Reader’s Digest, O Magazine, HGTV magazine, PEOPLE, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and GQ magazines (or any other print article/book/magazine/junk mail that’s taking up space in your apartment)
Adhesive of your choice (glue, push pins, staples, etc.)
Blank display for your vision board (blank art book, poster board, large sheet of paper, cork board)
Markers, pens, pencils
Colorful paper (optional)
Before you get started:
Holdddd on a second there, pal. You’ll want to take a moment to ask yourself a few questions to help you align your thoughts with your vision before you bury yourself underneath a pile of magazine cut-outs. Use one of the writing utensils that you’ll need later to jot these down. It’s important to have the experience of making these responses real!
Start thinking about a few things like this:
- What do I want in my life at this moment and within the next year.
- What do I need in my life right now?
- What are the things that I value?
- What brings me joy?
- How do I want to feel when my goals/dreams are made manifest?
Overall, I would like to feel purpose with my work. I want to be excited to learn and grow as a young professional. I want to have financial freedom and take control of my finances (rather than it controlling me). I need peace in my heart from the pain of my parents’ divorce. I value time with my friends and loved ones, travel, and adventure. I want to feel free, joy, energy, and fulfillment when these things come into my life…and I definitely wouldn’t say no to 10 million dollars. (That’s not too much to ask for right?!)
Just the idea that some if not all of these things can actually happen in my life gives me goosebumps! So I better finish up my board!
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