|Notice where “Dream Boards” is? Now look at where “Vision Boards” is.|
Years ago I made (notice how I didn't use the word “created?) a dream board. I thought about what I would like to have. A car (not a new one, anything that had four wheels that I could sit in and drive was good enough), a dressform (I can make a flat pattern but ever since Project Runway started I wanted to learn draping), a trip back home (CT-native here), among other things. I knew some things were out of reach, actually I felt ALL things were out of reach, but I put up my board anyway….I don’t really remember where. My dream board was more of a decoration than anything else, though. This year, I decided I would CREATE a vision board. Isn't it the same thing? No, dear friend, it is not…at least not in my case. Let me tell you why.
When I first started looking into dream boards (I think I heard about it on some TV show and looked into it), it said to put pictures of things you would like and post them up where you could see. No matter how big or how small. Seeing those images daily would (or it’s supposed to) help you achieve those dreams. Simple enough, isn't it? That’s what I thought.
I looked through pages of magazines and the internet for images of things I REALLY wanted. Not what I considered frivolous things but things that I could really use or would really enjoy (like going back home). A while later I started hitting obstacles. You know. Everyday life sort of things? Rain floods apartment, work hours get cut, bills fall behind. I ended up moving the board because as things got harder, it just became sort of depressing to look at. LOL (I laugh NOW).