Putting my Life List on the blog is something I want to do eventually, but it’s a pretty daunting prospect. I have over 100 things now, and I know I don’t want to share every single one. So that will come later. But for now, I want to start writing about the things that I get to cross off. The most recent of these was to make a vision board.
I got the idea from Karen Walrond at Chookooloonks. I’ve been reading her blog for months and I absolutely love her photography and her words. She wrote about how she and her daughter make vision boards at the start of each new year. They are supposed to be a crafty, visual representation of what you want for yourself for the year. It also involves cutting pictures out of magazines and lots of mod podge, so Megan, Stephanie and I were immediately on board. We also wanted to throw ourselves a softball as far as our life lists were concerned, and this was something we knew we would do.
We spent a few hours just flipping through magazines and ripping out anything that caught our eye. If something made me smile, or reminded me of something happy or a goal I have, I tore it out. I also had a one-word resolution in mind for myself, so I tore out anything that fit with that. By the end of the night we all had a huge pile of pages and photos and we started cutting out the stuff we wanted.
Then we went to bed. Because we are old.
The next day we started arranging our cut-outs on our canvas and gluing them down with mod podge. I had never played with mod podge before, and by the end of this project I wanted to mod podge pretty much everything in my life.
When we were finished, we were all in love with our vision boards. Mine is hanging in my room and it’s the first thing I see when I wake up. On it are things that remind me how lucky I am and that I want to work on enjoying the moment in 2011.
More Life List posts to come!