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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!