This vision has been on my bathroom wall for two years. You can read all about how I created it by clicking here, as well as a recap of my first few goals.
C) Pursuing my Tiny House dream
I love tiny homes. I think they are a viable home ownership strategy, they have the potential to help solve housing shortages and/or availability issues in major cities, and they are just friggin’ cute! When the Home Show came to town, they had a tiny home exhibition so I was able to walk through a couple different styles of tiny homes. Tumbleweed, a tiny home builder, held a workshop in Phoenix and I attended. I learned how to build one (in theory) and met 50 other tiny home enthusiasts.
My husband has assured me that he will NEVER live in a tiny house and my only chances of having one is if he dies before me. But they made the board anyway. Do you want to know why? Because they make me happy!
This a good time to remind you that not every thing on your priority list has to be something for you to do. It’s perfectly okay to have representations of things that make you smile, encourage you to dream or create or laugh or things that you want to explore for the sake of exploring.
Early 2016 a friend invited me to a vision board party at her home. I’d created collages as a teenager, but this was a first for me as an adult. The party was amazing! Here’s a word of advice, if you ever get invited to party with a group of African women, go. You will have the time of your life! Besides the amazing company, conversations and food - I was introduced to vision boarding or creating a collage that is a visual representation of your dreams, goals, and things that make you happy.
Before getting started we watched a YouTube video and some of the women there shared about their experiences with the activity. One woman even shared how she printed a picture of a car and ended up with the exact same car.
The board I created that evening has been on my bathroom wall for two years. Having a visual reminder of my priorities helped me stay focus throughout that time and was an easy way to be honest about my progress and to assess whether my priorities were evolving or if I was simply off base. I’m at a new place in my life and believe it’s time for a new board, but before I sit down to establish new goals and priorities, I thought I’d share my reflections on my 2016/2017 board.