I made this Vision Board in January 2010
I am not one to need affirmations until I need them. I am not one that gravitates toward quoting quotes until I stumble upon a good one. Me and vision boards just don’t mix until I reach a point on my journey where I am undone. This vision board entered onto my path of creative self-discovery in early 2010.
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No one goes from dreaming to achieving - except for maybe a few. Until it happens, and it does happen - over night. To envision the life I dream of living, I create my dream by living it a bit each day, with what I have, and where I am at right now. I keep reaching just a bit more each day, and every day I live. I am designing my future with every thought and with every step I take, today. I haven't figured it all out, just yet, but I'm still reaching. I've invested too much time and too much of myself to give up. To lose faith now would mean to give up on me. I can be the source of light on my path through the thickness and the darkness of what it takes to get me there.
When creating a vision board it is suggested you hang it right in front of you, in a room you frequent, where you will most often glance upon it. The purpose of placing it in an area you frequent is so that the very suggestion of the visual will cause, a focus of thought, thus creating a world as you envision it.
Some create a vision board on their desk-tops as a constant reminder of what they desire as their dream life. I preferred the actual searching for magazine images along with the tactile reward of clipping and hunting for pictures and phrases perfect for me. I created a house foundation to paste them on, further impacting my design. (With the belief system of everything is right in front of me I used the stack of magazines I had been holding on to that were filled with all the future lives I dreamed about living. Isn’t that why everyone buys magazines; a land of images filled with fantasy and other worlds?)
This vision board, in the past six years, almost met its demise with the trash, twice; lived on the floor collecting dust; and now finally hangs in a place to honour its message. When I first hung it I placed it behind me, fooling myself into thinking I would use it to support me and my thoughts. I suppose then I was ashamed of my desires as needs for personal fulfillment, unable to connect, to me. I glanced at it every now and then but never really focusing in on anything. Perhaps, at this time, I didn't take my thoughts very seriously, or maybe I didn’t believe in myself enough, to focus on what I desired to make my dreams happen. Once, it lived on the floor, for a while, to the left of my desk. I could still see it there and I thought it was an artsy way to display it leaning against the wall (sometimes, “artsy” can be very over-rated). Maybe then I was thinking my desires were not worthy of any thought and lowly! It has hung to the left and to the right of my computer. Probably then my sub-conscious was communicating, your dreams are just out of your reach and off to the side or just not a priority. My vision board has also hung behind me, centred on a wall, in a separate room suggesting a pretty collage of blue. Hanging there, just far enough away, so no focus could be paid, to my dreams, lifeless and powerless. After all this playing around and experimenting with whether or not I am focused, I have finally in year six of working on creating the life I want to live, taken my vision board seriously and placed it directly above my computer. Today, it hangs front and centre in my life where I can focus on it constantly, if I dare.