Does anyone else feel bombarded by the “New Year, New Me” mantras? I am. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy looking to ways of being a better version of myself, for myself and my family, but what life has taught me, is that we carry everything we have gone through, challenging or not, and by stating that you are a new you every January 1st, completely erases all those lessons learned.
Having been born in January, the beginning of the year, I always want to look for a fresh start, new beginnings, resolutions, planning for the future. I just love planning and preparing for whatever may come next. This year though… I am finding that the “new year, new me” mantra doesn’t work for me, and honestly, it never really worked for me. Let’s take 2020 for example, calling it a tough year is definitely an understatement, it was filled with loss, sadness, but also hope, self reflection, & finding your inner light. So many beautiful things came out of 2020, that I can’t deny that it hasn’t changed me and how I will continue to navigate this planet. You either let those experiences propel you or hold you back. It all depends on how you choose to live your life.
So as I turn 41, I hope to bring all the lessons I have learned these last four decades and continue to grow, & glow and in an effort to do that, vision boards have been very helpful. I’ve realized throughout the years that I am a visual learner and enjoy visual cues, so vision boards have been helpful and inspiring. I’ve been doing them for some time, but since motherhood, I have been more mindful of using them to keep me focused and connected to what I want to accomplish.
For those new to vision boards, they are literally pieces of paper that you either write down or ideally use magazine clippings to manifest what you would like to accomplish that year or would like to be a focus. The past two years I have framed mine to keep around and remind me of what I want to accomplish that year. They are also nice to frame so you can have them hung and look back and reflect on each year and see what you accomplished and what you still wanted to work on.
If you are interested in creating a vision board for 2021, I am hosting a relaxing Vision Board event on January 23, 2021 via Zoom. Details here
Take the time to make space for yourself and manifest your goals with some magazine clippings and gluesticks. 🙂