Where do I want to go this year?
|My Vision Board|
Starting with myself at the center and everything radiating from there. Mostly this year will be about my career. My goal is to have my own classroom. I found a picture of students on exercise balls which is just like my fourth graders from my student teaching. I love exercise balls in the classroom! They really do help with wiggles. The picture just above me and to the left shows a classroom of the 21st century - technology! There are quotes about teachers too, about always being a learner.
To my right is the section on Wealth or Finances. I am in for huge changes in this area over this next year, but I am having faith that all will work itself out.
I've used the Mario and Luigi with their coins to remind myself to not stress. I don't need much in life. And truthfully, true wealth, and happiness comes from those things money cannot buy. I am following my dreams. Independence is something I have never really known. I am ready.
I do treasure my current friends. I realize though, in order to have new relationships...and I do not want to be alone in life...I need to be able to walk away from bad situations and embrace new friends. I need new experiences. I want to move forward. I am all ready looking into new organizations to be passionate about! Doing new things will broaden my friend pool. Sounds like a win, win to me.
|Adventures - Travels|
On the top left of my board I have the hardest goals to conquer...my self-esteem and body image.
|Self-esteem/ Body Image|
There is a quote in the top left corner from Marilyn Monroe, "To all girls who think they're fat because you're not a size zero, you are beautiful one. It's society who's ugly." I go back and forth between feeling comfortable in my skin. I have lived with someone who made me feel guilty for being curvy. Again...no more. I do have a few extra pounds on my frame but I do not sit around like a bump on a log. I am active. I enjoy exploring out in nature.
The last part of my board has to do with moving forward, learning to trust, and being grateful.
|Confidence - Trust - Gratitude|
I have spent the past nine months writing down five things each day that I am thankful for in my life before I have gone to bed. Now it's time to start each day by being grateful as well. Learning to trust again may be the hardest thing to do though. That along with feeling comfortable about my body. I have a hard time believing anything anyone says to me now, and I don't really even trust myself. With time and space, I'm healing.
Beauty resides in the heart.
Others who cannot see and appreciate my beauty need to not be in my life.
I need to have the strength to let go of things, and people, that no longer serve me.
Peace and Love are in my future.
Happiness and Adventure.
Passion and Financial Security.
And I will do it all,
Because I can!