About two years ago I created a vision board. It was virtual at first and I posted it here.
And then I later downloaded the pictures and made an actual board. For those of you who don’t feel like clicking over, the board contained 5 things:
*own a little bookstore
*be as fit as any fitness competitor
*own a home on the beach
*be a successful food writer
I took that board down at the beginning of 2012 and I’m going back and forth about how I feel about it. I mean, I still want all those things but because I’m not actively doing anything to reach those goals, I feel like the board is laughing at me every time I walk by it. My board was making a mockery of me. So I took it down.
I refuse to sit here and make excuses for myself as to why I haven’t done anything to pursue my goals.
I will say this though: I will not count myself out. My best years are ahead of me. Two years is a relatively short period of time and when I created the board I think I actually believed that I could accomplish it all within that timeframe. Now that I think about it, the only way I would have accomplished all five of those things would be if I was given two years to live.
Time is an interesting thing. Sometimes I believe I have plenty of it and then there are moments when it feels like it is just passing me by.
I’ve spent the past two years getting over a breakup. That’s my truth. I haven’t done too much of anything else. All my running has really helped in that area … and I look really good so that’s a plus. But now that I’ve moved forward it is really time to focus. I still want the store and the great body and the house on the beach. I’ll be in Italy before I say goodbye to 2014 and writing about food will always be something that I do. Have you even seen my food blog? Check it out here.
Anyway, the board remains in my head … actually it’s sitting on the dining room table right now because I don’t want to toss it but I don’t want to put it back up either. In its place, I have a few messages for myself that I’d like to share with you:
Changing your life is a journey
You are an excellent woman
All you need is love
Have a wonderful day!