It seemed like bad mojo when I couldn’t find the vision board I made at a vision board party last year. If you lose your vision board does that mean you’ve lost your vision? Yes, I had a picture of it that I’d taken for a blog entry, but that’s not really the same thing. I looked behind the bookcase I’d had it propped up on and…
SCORE! I found twenty bucks! I have no idea how it got back there, but I ain’t turning Mr. Jackson away. However, I still had no vision board. After an extensive search of the apartment I finally discovered it leaning against my dresser in the closet, which triggered a vague memory of relocating it there myself a few months ago. Existential crisis avoided.
I was looking for my board because the same friend who hosted the party last year held one again last week, this time as a brunch during daylight hours which made her house much easier to find, thank goodness. I took a look at the board and was pleasantly surprised to see that some of the things I’d wanted had worked out for me.
- The little piggy bank with the word “Save” = I was able to make more money in 2014 than I had in 2013.
- The image of a girl on a computer next to the words “Create Something” = I wrote 41 “real” blog posts (that were not playlists or book promotions) this year as opposed to 22 the year before. Yay for creative output!
- “Trips of a lifetime” text next to passport stamps = Fantastic trip to Punta Cana last year.
As for the other stuff, uh, it didn’t all work out. I guess we’ll leave it at that. I did like having this little snapshot of what I wanted at that time in my life. It made me realize I had made some progress on things that I might not have noticed otherwise. Sometimes I feel like I’m just killing time and not moving forward in life, but I can see now that I have not been totally standing still.
Here’s what the vision board looks like this year:
I suppose you can try to interpret it for yourself. I’ll check in next year and let you know how it turned out.
Total tangent, but when I tried opening the photo of the twenty dollar bill in Photoshop I got this message:
In order to work around it I had to open the photo in the default Windows image viewer, take a screenshot of that, and then paste that into Photoshop, which for some reason did not trigger the counterfeiting warning. So bizarre.