Every year for the last 4 years or so I’ve made a dream board. I usually work on this right before the new year. We all know the “new year new me” blah blah. I mean, who really sticks to that? I find it so much easier sticking to a plan/idea/goal, if I have it to stare at me in the face. I am a very visual learner so for me, dream boards are SO much fun.
If you’ve never heard of a dream board.. there’s a few different ways to do it. (No right or wrong)! You can use a notebook or a big poster board, you cut out images & quotes that speak to you or represent your goals/ wants for the new year! So simple, so effective! I’m going to keep it real with you guys. The first 2 years I did my dream board I just cut out cute pictures or a picture of a cat (cause I love mine), just random things really. It didn’t have a purpose and I didn’t put much thought in to it. However the last 2 years I’ve actually sat down and thought about what changes I want to make and what goals I want to achieve. Okay, so you sat down you created your dream board… now what? Does it sit in the back of your closet to get dusty? Do you end up throwing it away? GIRL, keep it out. Out where you can see it. Out where you are faced with it every morning to remember your WHY.
A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the floor folding laundry. I happened to glimpse over at my dream board. I felt happiness, but when I picked it up and started actually staring at it..I saw these images + quotes that spoke to me 5 months previous.. I realized “wow, this makes sense. Wow this actually happened. Wow, that’s what that meant”!! It was almost like Jesus himself spoke to me while planning out this dream board, and now here I am watching it all unfold in front of my very eyes. I wasn’t as intentional with some of these goals as I intended. However, JEREMIAH 29:11 spoke to me. It says “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future”
My hope is for you to feel inspired. To go + make yourself a dream board. If your one of those people who don’t feel like you can plan that far ahead, maybe try for a monthly dream board!! Start somewhere. For me it is such a soothing thing. It clearly my head, inspires my heart, and makes me plan.
Some things I’ve accomplished so far in 2020:
- Gardening! I find this one crazy because I do not have a green thumb. I’ve never actually had an interest in gardening. So I’m blown away as to why I even picked this for my board. However, here we are a few months in to the year and I am currently growing PEPPERS! Also my 2 plants (that I’m coming up with a name for) are flourishing!!!
- Totally unplugged! This is something I’ve been very intentional with. Making sure I take the time to get off my phone, and go get inspired!
- Plans can change! I find this one also, so very interesting. In many ways in my life, things have taken a turn. Change is good, change is scary. Thank you god for change. Change means growth!!
- That cute house on the bottom left. This is definitely more of a goal. However we are making it happen! Me and Julian are currently painting our condo and getting it ready to list for sale! We are hoping to buy our first home by the end of this year!
I hope your find some inspiration from my dream board to help you get started. Remember there’s no right or wrong. Grab your paper, start cutting, start dreaming. Love y’all. If your still reading, thank you for your continued support.
Xoxo, Kianna (Modern Day Mommy)