I don’t have a vision…

Categories, Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

After reading a post by Valerie on I’m Charming You , my bestie and I decided to give the whole VISION BOARD a try. Basically a vision board is a crafty little activity resembling a scrapbook made entirely of dreams, things you wish for, and future goals. The point is to see your dreams and hopefully be inspired to take the necessary steps to achieve them.

I thought this whole activity was going to be easy and painless but after 3 hours of cutting, talking, and pasting, my board is still pretty empty. Most emphasis is on marriage and having a home, which I honestly didn’t think was a big deal to me (I don’t want a wedding, just a happy marriage). The next one is travel. My choice of destination is London, England, although I want to find more pictures of the places I want to go. The top is where things get tricky, the only thing I know for sure is that Grace Coddington and Marilyn Monroe inspire me, that I want to be UNSTOPPABLE, and that I want to be a WRITER OF GREAT BOOKS. That’s all I got.

Diptic

Layla was thoroughly unimpressed with my 'vision'.

Layla was thoroughly unimpressed with my ‘vision’.

My vision is empty and at first it depressed me: where is my drive? my determination? my passion? THIS BOARD SHOWS NOTHING!!!

Maybe I need more magazines or maybe it’s just that I have a lot more living to do before I figure things out. Maybe I’ll piece together the rest of my vision board a little bit at a time. I have my big dream (INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING WRITER) and maybe as I work towards it, I’ll find little dreams worth striving for too. Maybe my vision is a little blurry right now — I’m querying (and being successfully rejected by) agents, I’m nearly finished my Publishing Certificate, I’m debating how I can turn being a full-time scholar into a profession, I’m looking for more writing projects, and I’m applying for jobs that I may or may not be qualified for — maybe once I figure out exactly where I’m going my vision will become clearer, my board a little more full.

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

I don't have a vision…

Categories, Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

After reading a post by Valerie on I’m Charming You , my bestie and I decided to give the whole VISION BOARD a try. Basically a vision board is a crafty little activity resembling a scrapbook made entirely of dreams, things you wish for, and future goals. The point is to see your dreams and hopefully be inspired to take the necessary steps to achieve them.

I thought this whole activity was going to be easy and painless but after 3 hours of cutting, talking, and pasting, my board is still pretty empty. Most emphasis is on marriage and having a home, which I honestly didn’t think was a big deal to me (I don’t want a wedding, just a happy marriage). The next one is travel. My choice of destination is London, England, although I want to find more pictures of the places I want to go. The top is where things get tricky, the only thing I know for sure is that Grace Coddington and Marilyn Monroe inspire me, that I want to be UNSTOPPABLE, and that I want to be a WRITER OF GREAT BOOKS. That’s all I got.

Diptic

Layla was thoroughly unimpressed with my 'vision'.

Layla was thoroughly unimpressed with my ‘vision’.

My vision is empty and at first it depressed me: where is my drive? my determination? my passion? THIS BOARD SHOWS NOTHING!!!

Maybe I need more magazines or maybe it’s just that I have a lot more living to do before I figure things out. Maybe I’ll piece together the rest of my vision board a little bit at a time. I have my big dream (INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING WRITER) and maybe as I work towards it, I’ll find little dreams worth striving for too. Maybe my vision is a little blurry right now — I’m querying (and being successfully rejected by) agents, I’m nearly finished my Publishing Certificate, I’m debating how I can turn being a full-time scholar into a profession, I’m looking for more writing projects, and I’m applying for jobs that I may or may not be qualified for — maybe once I figure out exactly where I’m going my vision will become clearer, my board a little more full.

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

New Month, New Mantra

Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal

Fact One: I start every new notebook with a mantra. I take my colourful gel pens and graffiti the inside cover of each new notebook with a quote that I want to keep in mind as I’m writing or living my life. Every notebook, to me, is like the beginning of a new chapter and each chapter deserves a title – a mantra.

Fact Two: My weekly mantras and little boosts of inspiration come from Not A Model Blog or This Is My Life or I’m Charming You or Pinterest.

Fact Three: It’s the first day of November and I want to feel inspired this month. I want to get sh*t done. I want to make big promises and I want to keep them. I want to scratch things off of my Bucket List.  I want to make big changes in my life, while making time for my favourites (family, friends, and the bf).

In the spirit of new beginnings, new mantras, and inspiration, here is my mantra for November (courtesy of the bf):

This month’s mantra “Hold your head up high and your middle finger even higher.” Go get ’em!

What are some of your favourite inspirational quotes, sites, mantras?

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Love Always
Vanessa Xo