You know what's all the rage right now? DIY, or Do It Yourself projects. People love spending double the time, energy and money to make something that they could easily pick up at the store. And I kind of get it, it's fun to feel creative and people are pretty impressed by crafts. But I'm more of a BIY girl. You know, buy it yourself. I like how handmade projects look, but it's usually not worth the energy for me do it myself. Plus spending money is a good way to trick yourself into thinking you're happy.
But sometimes I'm struck by crafting lightening and I'm suddenly overwhelmed with the urge to do some things myself. About a month ago I stumbled upon how to make your own vision board. After I spent 43 minutes laughing and questioning humanity, I decided to click on it. And it was just as ridiculous as I had assumed it would be. It has 3 sections and a video. 100 % unnecessary. Anyone who needs instructions for how to make vision boards should use those directions to create a vision board about how to not be an idiot. It's literally a board with stuff you like on it. WHY DO YOU NEED DIRECTIONS? You are all better than that.
But unfortunately it inspired me, and that's why today I'm going to be sharing some virtual vision boards I made. I was originally going to make these vision boards with a real bulletin board and thumbtacks and stuff, but then I remembered that this blog makes me 0 dollars and also that I do not have that kind of time. So I decided to make them using google drawings.
Vision boards are supposed to help you envision what you want out of life, the idea is that by putting these images out into the world, that you'll have a better chance of getting what you want. Let's see if it works.
I didn't use the instructions for this, so hopefully they turn out alright.
Love Vision Board
I'm using this virtual vision board to help me find my dream man. As you can see my dream man would be a combination of my 3 celebrity crushes. Tom Hanks, Jimmy Kimmel, and Colin Firth, specifically in his role as Mr. Darcy in the 5 hour long BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Here's what I like about these men:
- They seem trustworthy.
- I could have a nice conversation with them.
- They all could technically be my father.
- They're all completely out of my league.
I'll be hanging this vision board on the ceiling directly above my bed, so that these men are the first things I see when I wake up in the morning. This will inspire me to never settle for any man that isn't up to these standards. It will also give me something nice to look at in the evenings as I'm falling asleep and contemplating my own mortality.
Food Vision Board
I made this virtual vision board out of photos of all the food i've eaten in the last 6 months. One of my greatest and most charming qualities is that I take a picture of every meal I eat. I like to be reminded of all the great meals I've shared with people, and also I love embarrassing my friends and family by standing up at a restaurant and loudly proclaiming "I'm going to take a photo of this!" Some highlights on this board are the churro ice cream sandwiches from The Churro Borough in Los Feliz, the beignets from The Fork at Agate Bay in Bellingham, and the cheese and meat board from The Truffle Table in Denver. I love food so much. Like more than I love my own parents.
I'll be hanging this vision board in my car. So I have something to distract myself while I sit in the purgatory that is LA traffic.
General Life Goals Vision Board
For my final virtual vision board I wanted something that I could look at every day that would encourage me to always achieve my goals. I chose to only use one picture on this board, it's of me in 3rd grade and it's the greatest picture that's ever been taken of me. There are so many great things about this photo that I'd like you to take note of:
- Baller pose - projects confidence.
- High waisted jeans, unzipped - accurately displays my athletic skill.
- Same haircut as my mom - shows my maturity.
I've taken the liberty of hanging this vision board on every blank space in my home. It inspires me to always strive to be my best. It's hard knowing that I peaked in the 3rd grade, but I don't let that get me down.
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