Hello Thursday! It’s almost May, and that means that 2017 isn’t that new any more. Which means it’s also a good time to look back at the vision board that I made for myself in January and see what’s happening with it so far. If you are not sure what a vision board is, you may want to read this post)
This is the board I made for myself in January. I don’t know how vision boards and the writing down of goals work. Is it that by writing it down, we are setting the grander wheels of the universe in motion? Or are we clearing away the white noise, and honing in what it is that we really want to achieve or experience? And having done that, it allows us to work in a more efficient and concerted manner? Like I said, I don’t know the how of it. All I do know is that it has helped me get clear on goals and helped me achieve them. One of my top goals for 2017 was to start a regular volunteer practice, and I now have that in place. I volunteer for a set number of hours every week now, and the way the opportunity has shaped up has been nothing short of magical. I made this board in January and then life got busy and I forgot about it. In mid-February, someone mentioned a non-profit organization that was not only close to where I lived but was doing work that I was very interested in. This was not the first time I’d heard of it but something clicked in my head this time, and I signed up for the screening process. And I have been there for a month now. It’s the same with other things on the list- I have been doing a lot more photography, a lot of writing, and am traveling again in a few weeks. I have also been more relaxed and spending more time with family. I wish I could take credit but I really don’t know how these to-do’s for 2017 are already off my list. Whether it was the clarity of writing it down and the benefits of list making, or any other reason, I am just grateful that it happened.
So it’s time to make a new vision board and this time I am getting very specific on what I’d like to do with the next 6 months. It feels liberating, like I am leaving yesterday behind, and am moving into today. Ready for new experiences and goals. What do you think? Is this something that you’d like to try? I love hearing from you, so do let me know. If you are interested in a book that talks about the benefits of writing it down, and I think I may have mentioned this one before, read Write It Down, Make it Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser.- Priya