Thursday, January 12, 2012

Will Slow and Steady Win the Race?

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
*visit Italy
*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!


Newy said...


It's funny you say that. I did my first Vision Board last year, and I obtained some of the things listed. Now I am asking myself "Now what?" I just wrote a post about it yesterday. It's funny how a new year can lead you to reevaluate where you have been but more importantly, where you want ot go next. Great post. Happy new year.


Diva (in Demand) said...

Talk about irony...I was going to tell you that I JUST posted on Newy's blog and told her that vision boards are too much pressure lol.

TJ said...

I haven't done a vision board in a while. I've been sticking to white boards and notebooks and my goals have been a lot shorter range. I don't think I have as much space in my head as I used to.

BluJewel said...

I have vision board up in my library and I've looked at it from time to time since I created it and like yours, mine seems to mock me. I know it's primarily because I'm rarely in my library as it's become cluttered with things that don't belong; therefore, stifling my creative freedom and the inner peace I feel while I'm in there. It's also because I feel my vision has changed considerable in part due to the many changes I endured over the past two years.

It's time to rethink and recreate. Like you, I'm not counting myself out and since I've claimed this year victorious, then I know the only way to get there is to take the first steps.

Thanks Chele for posting this becuase now I've got the jumpstart I need to propel myself into the victory that is mine.

Hugs n love!