Vision boards are becoming increasingly popular. What are they, exactly? It is a combination of words and pictures that reflect what you want in life, how you want to feel, or where you would like to be. It often includes goals for health, careers, traveling, family, and love. The power of the vision board lies in the fact that you are seeing something every single day. It helps you focus on your true goals and desires despite the hustle and bustle of daily life. Having this at the forefront of your mind means you will stay on track to achieving your dreams and creating the life you want for yourself.
Stephanie's Vision Board
My vision board came about in August 2017, a few weeks after my brother, Michael, had passed away. Life as I had known it came to a stalemate. I had to reinvent my future because I could not imagine one without him. I knew the only way I could move forward with my life was to pour my heart and soul into what made me happy and to feel like I was working towards something that mattered. For me, this was my photography business.
First, I started by going through various magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Professional Photographers of America. I cut out images and quotes I was drawn to. Gradually, I ended up with a pile and got to gluing. I love the elegance of the woman in the maroon hat and the boldness of Angelina Jolie. The man & woman are Julio and I facing the world and making our career goals happen. I felt hopeless and defeated by my circumstances like the woman in the blue portrait. The phrase "Portraits with Impact" from this PPA issue jumped out. I envied the happiness of the woman all the way to the right. I longed for the day where I would be that happy again. That day has come.
If we don't like something in our lives, we are the only ones who can change it. Whether it's our health, relationships, career path, or character. The word "grit" has defined the past nine months of my life, where I have experienced incredible personal and professional development. I look at this everyday as it hangs above my nightstand. Many of my goals have come true or are just beyond the horizon. Colossal changes are coming in the next month. I cannot wait to share them with you.
How To Make Your Vision Board