Unlike other years, I created a vision board to visualise what I wanted my life to welcome this year and the following years. I really loved conceptualising things I would love to do and experience and putting them into pictures on a board to sum up everything that is expeditiously me, the parts of me that I want to tap into and live out in 2023.
I actually made two vision boards. The first one I made was indeed a composition of things I liked. Still, it wasn't an accurate representation of myself. The things I wanted are what everyone else would also want! Like the lovely house, luxury travel etc., but after a while of looking at it, I came to find it was different from what I wanted deep down compared to other things I valued and found necessary in my life. Then I began this short journey in my mind of what I love, what would bring me joy, and what I want to do this year.
My second one was more peace based. I want to live a life that gives me peace, like reading more. I want to just live freer, travel, create a warm, positive space to think and lay in and more personal things I want to do and experience this year. In 2021 and 2022, I read quite a bit, but halfway through 2022, my love for reading started to fade as life started getting real and other things got in the way, things I didn't even enjoy doing. So in 2023, I did more of that this year and bought my first book, which I'm going to read by Danielle Steel, one of my favourite authors. I read my first book of hers at the beginning of 2022, and it was so good that I wanted to read more of her. I also got a record player for my birthday last year, and I'm yet to buy some vinyls and just get lost in the record shop and discover new kinds of music and sounds.
A vision board I've learned in my process of making some is that it should represent your heart's desires, not only what your eyes desire, but what your soul wants and requires deep down inside. Moreover, there is always time to create a vision board, and when it feels right for you, you do it when you're in the right frame of mind to see things that you genuinely want, then go for it. Pinterest was a massive influence and inspiration in my vision board making because Pinterest is like a social media app for pictures of aesthetics, and you can create mood boards based on these visual images. These Pinterest images also have themes that summarise me as a person of all the things I love and all the things I'm into. So my vision board for 2023 was that much easier to make because I am already a hard-core Pinterest user and lover. My feed was filled with things I liked and could add to my vision board.