Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Vision Board


I went onto Facebook a few weeks ago and there was a little notice about making Vision Boards. Now this is something I find fascinating and believe in completely. I truly believe that whatever you put out there into the universe comes back ... maybe not in the way you've planned, but it does.

Now, there are plenty of nay-sayers and poo-pooers out there. That's all fine and your prerogative. At the same time, there are a few of you who have asked me questions about what is actually on my vision board.

So, let me explain, starting clockwise from the upper left corner:

Zip Line: how cool would that be?
Wind Tunnel: I've always wanted to fly, but I'm really not interested in jumping out of a plane. This would be a brilliant alternative.
Books: I do love reading, but truly I want to write. Write a lot. I have fodder for many, many tomes. I love people watching and I have met some doozies. Though I find biographies far more fascinating, it's probably best to stick with fiction :)
Nude: I used to have a body. A spectacular body. Lean and athletic. Louis met and married a good version, but he never met the spectacular version. I'd like a spectacular-for-44 version! The nude serves a second purpose: I've been thinking about taking sculpting. I've been researching courses and there is one that starts in September.
Brushes & Pallet: In order to be a less-than-mediocre artist I believe you have to be yourself. I am a work in progress. I do believe, though, I am starting to come into my own and can start to paint again. I am not the girl who used to paint. I am the woman, wife, friend, sister, mother of four that has earned everything she expresses - in word and on canvas.
Get Published: Self explanatory, I hope!
Camera Lens: I love to take photos. I would like to be a bit better than a snapshot taker. I have a good eye. I want to train it. Then I want to use it. I want to be the best photographer I've ever known.
Peony: Specifically, white peony. My most favourite flower in the world. Followed by a white cabbage rose. I want to plant a garden. I want a beautiful garden in which I can sit, read, listen to the birds and the bugs, drink tea or a glass of wine. I want to create a plan and build a garden.
Cap & Degree: My greatest wish for all four of my children, for a whole host of reasons. Just please let it be something they love, and let me remember that it's their decision, not mine.
Pot of Gold: Every currency is measured against gold. So, bring me a pot of it!
Urquhart Castle: On Loch Ness. Scotland. Breathtaking. I dream of going back.
Rome: I've been studying Rome since my dad bought me a huge picture book when I was in grade 5. I would so love to go.
Morocco: North Africa is fascinating to me. Love the food. Curious about the people and the culture, the sounds, the sights. All of it.
Kayak: how fun would that be! I would so love to go on a trip and go kayaking with the kids.
Dragonboat: my reward for weight loss? I'll be able to join the Appleby Dragon Boat team next summer. It was so much fun to take their photos all through the season.

So, there is my Vision Board. As of this moment. It is subject to change!

2 comments:

Midnite Scrapper said...

I wondered what the meaning was behind some of those pictures. Really insightful. Thanks for inspiring me!

Cyn M said...

I love the idea of this. Online - I have logged on and have to fill it. I remember doing this in college, if only I could remember where I put it. Probably somewhere for safe-keeping!!!! :)
Thanks for sharing this as I was wondering why you chose certain things there!
Cyn