Now, if you'll recall, my vision board for 2011 was blank because I really had no vision for my future -- even my immediate future. Beyond getting up each day and making sure that I fed the animals, including the human ones, and maintaining a household routine, I have been more or less going with the flow. I had a few goals taking shape, but nothing that I wanted to commit to the daily reminder that is the Vision Board.
So I opened my big mouth and forced my own hand. Typical. As a result, I spent the first day of Spring going through magazines tearing out pages, and then trimming and gluing the pictures and words into a collage representing my hopes and dreams for the coming year.
One of the first things I noticed about this year's board is how much of it was affirmations. Instead of grand goals to accomplish great things (except for republishing the book written by my grandmother and great aunt) it was mostly reminders to live in the now, love, laugh, play, and celebrate life and my involvement in it. The following images show some of that detail:
I love the positive messages and encouragement I have provided for myself this year and I look forward to stepping out smartly into this reality and away from the darkness and sadness of the past couple of years.