OK. So January is almost over and I am finally finishing up my vision board for the new year. I usually attend a vision board workshop to create one for the new year, but as I was working that day, I had to go it on my own.
Fortunately, I had all the materials necessary: a big stack of magazines and other images, a good pair of scissors and a glue stick.
Vision boards, for those of you who haven’t seen or tried one, are visual representations of wishes or goals for the new year. Since they’re made from scraps and pieces and are very visual, they usually reveal more than the simple goals outlined on New Year’s Day. I have found my vision boards to have layers of meaning… and sometimes I don’t even know the full extent of the vision until the end of the year when I look back and say, “Aha, that’s what the butterflies meant!” Last year I was drawn to images of butterflies and thought they meant joy… but really what happened was a whole blossoming of creative freedom…that was joyful, but much more than just joy.
This is a big year… for me personally (turning 50, celebrating 20 years of marriage) and for Crescent Moon Designs which is celebrating 15 years of business. And my vision feels big, expansive. It’s a lot wordier than other visionboards I’ve done and it feels more specific.
We’ll see how this year matches its vision.
Long live wonder!