2022 is almost a month underway and … It’s going. There have been some good things like extra time with my family. A surprise – like when my daughter found my right wireless earbud that had been missing for 4 months! (It was under the washing machine and I was BEYOND ready to buy new ones.) And a school closure due to COVID that’s been followed up by virtual learning. 2022 in some ways is 2020-too. Those things aside, I still take time to make plans for the upcoming year. I do this in the form of a vision board but in reality, it’s more like a vision list.
I do not have any experience in making traditional vision boards i.e. cutting out pictures and words from magazines and putting them on a poster board – at least successfully. I know myself and crafting and DIY is not my ministry. I can do it if I absolutely HAVE to and I do enjoy group crafts however, sitting down to make something by myself isn’t particularly fun for me. I’d rather just buy whatever I need and move on but that’s me. Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to accept this about myself.
Prior to successfully making a vision board, err list, the last two years in a row I started making lists of things I wanted to accomplish during the year in my journal. In my previous blog, I shared all about my love of journaling. There are so many things you can write in a journal including setting goals. I find that it really helps me to get my goals down on paper instead of floating in the atmosphere.
About a year and a half ago, I joined a Patreon group for the actress/influencer that I enjoy, @ThatChickAngel. I’ve met friends within the group and participated in online events. One of my favorites was last year when we did a vision board party. Initially, I wasn’t going to go since I’ve tried and failed to do vision boards before but decided to give it a shot with this group of ladies. I had a few magazines, a poster board, scissors, construction paper, and other supplies. The women in the event were sharing their vision boards and goals. While I was inspired, I was still struggling with creating a physical one. Then someone shared that they had a list of goals – I could relate – but that they also create them digitally.
💡 That would be perfect for me. A lot of the ladies shared that they used Canva, an online graphic design platform. I already had experience using Canva and it was simple and easy. It was fun to have some color and upgrade the look of my usual goal list. Below is my list for this year.
One thing that I want to improve upon from last year is to actually check my list of goals throughout the year. I didn’t look at my previous Vision List at all last year until I made my new one. Surprisingly I found that I’d actually crossed some things off of my list. This year, I am adding an appointment to my calendar at the end of every month to see how things are coming along.
What about you? Do you make a vision board or goal list? Why or why not? Tell me in the comments.