The one with vision boards and a plane ticket to Middle Earth

So the most exciting thing ever just happened. Curtis booked his plane ticket to Sydney and New Zealand so he can come visit me in September for the beautiful Oceania summer!! Long distance is fine BUT I am sooooo happy that he is gonna be in ma’ hood as soon as September. We found an insane sale from air New Zealand and just booked it! My heart is happy 🙂 it’s happening for realsies guys.

Me leaving Middle Earth (otherwise known as New Zealand) to move to Sydney for my Masters course:

After our super exciting random buying of plane tickets we pounded some coffee and decided that today is Vision Board Day. We are pretty much a crazy yogi couple and spent the entire morning making vision boards of our current goals together.

My favourite way to make a vision board is to:

-choose a piece of giant paper in my favourite colour (yellow) or in any colour that I’m feeling in that moment

-I like to write my goal at the top in big letters, but I make sure it is phrased in the present tense- I feel like this is a really positive way of looking at your goal and feeling like it is possible for you. For example, my last vision board which was about getting accepted into my Masters program said “I am a psychotherapist”. I do feel like in my bones that is what I am/am meant to be so writing it like that felt really good for me.

– I am all about the smart goals and micro goals. SMART goals are goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound (there are different versions of this acronym but that’s the one I use). So the goal needs to be something specific and tangible, something you can measure when it is achieved, something that is possible for you to achieve (so for me it wouldn’t be being a brain surgeon 😉 ), something that is realistic (maybe not something like growing an extra limb- although I’m not a scientist so who knows what is possible in that field), and achievable by a certain date.

-Micro goals are all like choosing the tiniest possible step and making that happen. I LOVE that because I feel like it is the most empowering thing to be achieving goals regularly and to be writing up goals that you know you can make happen. It also makes me feel cool and productive when I tick off my check boxes on my board. I feel like it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the big goal, especially because big goals are often slightly abstract and hard to imagine how you can possible make it happen, but in my mind every big goal is accomplished by a bunch of tiny little goals and checking them off is fun and completely do-able.

-I also love filling the rest of my vision board with pictures of things that represent my goal and things that I want to see in my life as a result of that goal, and quote that inspire me. I love the idea that I can make my life whatever I want it to be and I love seeing that on my vision board 🙂

My current vision board is all about running my current running goals, and this is my old completed vision board for getting accepted to do my MA psychotherapy:

(The piece of paper with the smiley faces is my acceptance letter to the course, I was beyond happy about it).

My plans for later involve either going for a run or doing some yoga in the yoga space we made in the basement here. My life is so full of complicated decisions right now 🙂

And for a random cute story of the day: Curtis picked up my mascara and was like “Is this a pen? What the heck is this?” Lol. Boys. (Best mascara ever FYI).

Has anyone else ever made a vision board? – They motivate me soo much!

Fave beauty product? – This mascara rocks my world and makes it look like I actually have eyelashes. I also love matte powder because I have very pink skin 🙂

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10 Responses to The one with vision boards and a plane ticket to Middle Earth

  1. How funny! I literally just came back from Middle Earth & Sydney!!

    Oh and… being SMART is… well, smart!! 😉


  2. bobbyjessica2319 says:

    Awe. I love your vision board idea.!! I always love writing down goals also. I used to write them down in crayons and make it look pretty. But nothing compared to yours.!! Love your idea way better.

    Congrats on achieving your goal and the plane ticket.! 🙂


  3. runsaltrun says:

    I love your vision board! I’ve never made one before, but I think I might try it this weekend and help my daughter to make one for herself too. What a positive, creative way to motivate yourself!


  4. Curtwood says:

    I can’t wait until I’m in Middle-Earth with you 😉


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