Okay, I know I said birthdays, but I think this is a worthwhile detour. In my last blog, I stated my intention and some resolutions to help me with that intention.
I recently learned about vision boards, so I thought I’d make one to help me stay on track with my 2018 goals. There’s tons of information out there about creating vision boards, which are .
First, I thought about what my big goals are for the year:
- Write birthday book
- Peace, love, joy
- Yell less
- Balance volunteering with working
- Share worthy information
- Create family memories through experiences
Some goals are hard to put in writing. I’ve been thinking about writing a book for a long time but fear has held me back. It’s hard to write it down because now I’m accountable. That’s scary.
Peace, love, and joy has been my motto for years. I want more of it. Which leads to yelling less. I was never a yeller. Then I had kids.
Seriously though, yelling isn’t fun for anyone. It makes me feel bad, it makes my kids feel bad. I want to make a conscious effort to control my frustration and find ways to get my ideas and needs across without yelling.
In my last blog I talked about flexing my “no” muscle and figuring out how to balance my volunteering with work. I think that will be a challenge, but I’m committed to making it work.
Information sharing. I want to share information with you guys that I have found useful and I hope will help you too. I hope this blog will become a place that you can value and trust. I hope it helps you have fun and create beauty. And I hope you can use all that to make your world a little better every day.
I want to make sure that I focus on my family. On having experiences together so we can make memories. Spending quality time doing things that are important to us. Things that feed our souls.
And, while thinking about all this, I decided that I want to be reminded about serendipity, which is basically finding good things without looking, or having life-changing goodness fall into your lap. My life has been filled with serendipity and it has brought so many wonderful things into my world. Maybe by focusing on it, I will keep myself open to serendipity.
Ok. Those are my goals. Now I want to put them in a beautiful format that I can look at every day and feel inspired. First, I bought a 16×20 canvas.
I got acrylic paint and and a big brush.
I squirted some globs on paint (yes, that’s a technical term.)
Then comes the fun part. I took the big brush and swiped back and forth across the canvas mixing the paint as I went. I started at one end and swiped my way to the other, covering the whole canvas from side to side. This is how it turned out.
While the canvas dried, I searched the Web for images to convey those ideas. I added a few words that embodied what I want to strive for this year.
I also used my Silhouette and vinyl to include a quote I found, “What is meant to be will always find a way.”
Then printed the images and words and cut everything out. I started playing around with the way I wanted it to look.
I got my handy Mod Podge and brush and pasted everything onto my canvas.
I added a layer of Mod Podge over the whole canvas and voila!
This vision board hangs by my desk so I can continue to remind myself to stay on track.
Have you ever created a vision board? Did it help you stay focused? What are your goals for 2018? Will a vision board help you get there?