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Vision Board 2021

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I think it was within my five years of marriage when I created a vision board. It was a vision “paper” actually because it wasn’t created on board. I remember pasting a floor plan of my dream house, a car, and some appliances on it. And that was it.

But first, what is a VISION BOARD? A vision board or a dream board, according to Wikipedia, is “a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.” Now… let’s continue…

My marriage went on a difficult phase and eventually failed back in 2011. Did I achieve what I pasted on my vision paper? Well, aside from the appliances I pasted, the house and the car didn’t happen. My marriage was caught on a lot of drama that we have spent time arguing instead of building it together. Apart from the fact that I was the only one who had a vision for the family, we didn’t share the same goals in many areas of our lives.

Fast forward 2021 – my almost 10 years of being a single mom – I created my second vision board. Yup, it took me 10 years of being single before I had the courage to make one again. To be honest, it should have been easier since I am now alone but my maturity didn’t come immediately. Well, anyway, what matters most is, finally, I have made another one!

My second vision board is too different from my first one. Though both needed money to fulfill it, the motivation and desires now are totally different – maybe it comes with age. Ha! Ha! Ha!

This is my vision board… I made it from a grocery carton and printed some photos of what I have visualized for the future I am hoping. The difference between my first vision board and this one is that the second one is time-bound. I wish to achieve this 20 years from now, a year before I decide to retire.

I am not going to explain what I have pasted on my vision board, but you are free to ask about it. One thing for sure, I plan not to retire in the city. I want somewhere that I will be surrounded by greens and animals.

The photos I posted here seems impossible for my current financial standing, but I believe that I have a rich God to back me up. He knows my desires and all I can do is pray to Him for guidance. I have yet to establish my steps to achieve this, but it is God who directs me. But first and foremost, my first goal is to get out of debt. I need to focus on eradicating my debt first and start living a debt-free life in order to start putting this in motion. Currently, my debt is up to my throat. My income will make you wonder why I am still alive (thank, God, for that!). Our rent and bills are delayed. We are in a big financial crisis!

With what is happening in my life, I have decided another thing and that is to rebrand my blog. I will focus on this new stage in life. Aside from blogging about my debt-free journey under personal finance, I am planning to blog more about solo parenting and midlife crisis. I started this blog in my late 20s, now, I am in my early 40s, and the golden years can already be seen on the horizon. I want to record this stage and just enjoy reading my blog again in my old age.

How about you? Have you created a vision board for yourself or your family? Let me know in the comments below!

Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.

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