What a lovely day today has been! As I sit here and type blurry-eyed and exhausted, I still feel revved up enough to write about such a (mostly) perfect day.
The day started at 5am – hey look I got to sleep in! – and believe me when I tell you I was sluggish and sore from yesterday’s workout. I had forgotten to take my medications last night so I hurriedly took them this morning and wondered how it was going to affect my day.
I ran my first 5K of the year, and admittedly a run of any noteworthy distance in AWHILE. Yes I do Crossfit 4/5 days a week but running 3.2 miles in a stretch is not usually on the workout of the day. I was very happy with my time-I met my goal almost exactly and kept very similar pace each mile.
I rushed home right after and picked up my husband to drop him off at his boss’s house for a boys overnight up in the mountains. When I say (almost) perfect it was because of this ride over where my husband proceeded to chew me out again for the house being a mess and the ever increasing need for me to be more stern and with dishing out consequences for to them when they don’t listen to me to do their chores. It’s a record I’m sick of hearing skip so I shut my trap, tuned out, and really tried to hold my temper. So yeah, damper on my mood but I shook it off as soon as his crabby self got out of the truck. Editors note: he has since been blasting me with love texts. He must feel bad about being a crab…
Then I proceeded to Atlanta to a dear friend’s house to her Vision Board party. Apparently this is something she does every year and apologized profusely that she has never invited me before. But I’m So glad she didn’t forget this year-I had so much fun!
First, it was warming and uplifting to be around her family and other friends that are rooted in their Godly faith and were a warm bath to my own spirit. I always feel good when I’m around them so it was just awesome to be in a closed space with them for four hours straight today.
I shared that I really just didn’t know where to start, that I hadn’t really wrapped my head around what my vision for 2017 looked like for me. So my dear friend and her sister talked about how in previous years they chose a “theme” to kind of encompass the year’s goals. I thought that was perfect and thought long and hard about what exactly my theme would be, “change” doesn’t really have a good pin point to me. Momma bear helped me out and we came up with “Forward” as my theme. We are moving forward with a lot of change and movement in our lives (literally too) so I thought it was perfect to help hone in my vision board’s premise. It just so happened I was able to help her sister out with her theme this year, “Level Up” as she is aspiring to take her personal growth to a new height. So see how a theme can help you design the premise of your board?
We all proceeded with our craft items and magazines collected over the years, to help shape our desires into a visual context. Some folks had poster board, I had my cork foam board. And, although I still have a few things left to shape, here is my vision board as of today:
I love everything about my board and what it will say to me every day to keep me focused on my visions for 2017. It is up in my office already, as that’s where I spend the most time. I will make it a point to read my board every day. I highly recommend the process of creating a vision board; its contemplative, revealing, and an inspirational experience. It’s fun, too!
Just a side note for all who felt 2016 was a bad or troublesome year – Momma bear also pointed out to me that “6” is man’s number and “7” is God’s number, so 2017 is bound to be a good one.
The rest of my day has been filled with kids errands, ball games, dinner, a much needed shower, a glass of red, a moment with you, until I finally say good night. A good day indeed!
I hope you might take some time to create your vision “board” – it could even just be a sheet of paper with all that you hope for yourself this coming year. Put it in a place where you will see it every day and remind you of where you see yourself and what to pray on.