Creating lives we love

by Joanna on June 25, 2012

Yesterday I hosted my first vision board party.

While planning this party and waiting for RSVPs to come in, I hoped I would get a good turnout and maybe worried I wouldn’t. But then I reminded myself that the women that everyone that was meant to be here would show up.  And I truly believe that’s what happened.

I had a wonderful group of 7 amazing, beautiful, creative women: two friends from work, my Girls on the Run partner, a friend from high school, a friend that’s dating one of my friends from high school, my little from my sorority, and another friend from college.

We spent the afternoon flipping through magazines and gathering images, words, and phrases that inspired us. Then we each organized our clippings onto poster boards to create a vision for our lives.

This is the first step in creating lives we love.

Each board was different: some were vertical, some horizontal; some all words, some all photos. But each board was beautiful and inspiring, and hopeful in its own way.

As we went around sharing key pieces of our boards, I was so touched by what each woman had to share. I’ve known most of the girls for at least a few years at this point and I was still surprised and inspired by what they included on their boards. It was awesome–as in I was literally in awe of the the women, my friends, that came out. The best version of each woman and what the lives the aspire to have.

My heart was. so. happy. Even recalling this now, my heart is swelling with joy.

Thank you again to the girls that came out to support me. You each have a special place in my heart.

I can’t wait to host my next party. Probably late August or early September!

But who knows…it could be sooner!

I’d love to know:

Have you ever made a vision board?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jordan June 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

omg! Congrats! So awesome!!!

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2 Colby June 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

So sad I was working and had to miss it. Glad to hear it was such a success!!!

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3 Joanna June 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

Thanks, Colby! You’ll definitely have to come to the next one!

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4 Becky June 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’m so glad that this came together! And I just love the idea :)

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5 Joanna June 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thanks, Becky! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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6 Leigh Anne June 27, 2012 at 8:15 am

Such a wonderful idea and it was exactly what I needed! It was one of the most creative ways to literally organize your feelings, thoughts, and goals in one space :-)

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7 Joanna June 27, 2012 at 9:49 am

I’m so glad you came! Can’t wait to see your vision start coming to life. Remember–you deserve to be happy. you deserve great things. you can create the life you want.

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