Vision Boards


(Originally posted June/2010)

I once saw a segment on Oprah a while back about creating 'Vision Boards'. Have you heard of them? .

In a nutshell, a vision board requires scissors, glue, old magazines, poster board and a little free time. The point of this activity is to create a 'vision' for how you would like to see your life progress. I made mine about a year ago and I've got to tell you - it's weird. 

My 'Vision Board'

So, you might ask..."What is Valerie Bertinelli doing in there?" Well let me tell ya - last year I was 40 lbs heavier than I am today. She was my inspiration. Don't get me wrong, I am a long way from looking like Valerie Bertinelli but a girl has got to have a goal - right?

The woman musing with the caption..."Everyone Has a Story to Tell"? I began my blog within a few months of adding it to my board.

The photo of two young friends with "If you need to lean awhile..."? It was a card received from a friend after the death of my dad. It reminds me of the importance of friends in our lives and a reminder to 'be there' for them.

The screened in porch with the day bed? I would show my 'oasis' to you you, but we have a friend in it today and I don't want to kick her out of the iron day bed that I found in a garage sale last year.

A few things have not yet happened but I'm hoping...

The couple on a beach taking a picture of themselves? That's reserved for when my husband and I retire.

"O"? It doesn't look good for my dream to meet my BFF, Oprah -  but I guess I'm OK with that.

The little dog?  The couple running together? Hmmmm. OK, so my life would not be impacted much if I didn't get the little dog and I am really not one for group exercise anyway...but, I still hold out hope for the stainless appliances

UPDATE: 3/2022

This "Vision Board" post was written 12 (eek) years ago! Here's an update.

For starters, I'm still no Valerie Bertinelli,  but I have kept those 40 lbs off. and I'm calling that 'a win'. 

The couple on the beach? We retired a few years ago and have spent more than our fair share of time on beaches all over the world and recognize we are truly blessed to have the good health and resources to travel. 

"O"? We haven't met yet but my daughter-in-law and I were in the same room with her, once! Just a few rows (well, several rows) away from her when she came to Dallas for Women's Conference circa 2014. Close enough. 

The couple running together? We are all over it. Running? Not so much. Daily exercise has become a non-negotiable aspect of our lives. 

The little dog? Not yet but we get to borrow one on occasion. 

Finally, yes, I got my stainless appliances. All I can say is, "Be careful of what you wish for". Fingerprints and smudges plague my waking hours, every single day.

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Heather said...

Well done on the weight loss and the "oasis". Those are some really wonderful accomplishments.

Since the basis of my blog started out as a way to document my 101 list and try to live my life to the fullest, maybe I should get to making ones of these vision boards for myself, huh?

Angie said...

Sounds like a fun and self-informative project, I think I'll make one for myself!

Nice to meet you!

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