Envisioning the Future

I had a completely different post in mind for this week. . . but I find myself being pulled in another direction. I’ve realized when I follow that pull it leads me exactly where I need to be.

I found myself completely entranced by my vision board I made on February 7, 2019. A few of my friends had posted their vision boards on Facebook before I started. . . the way each of theirs completely represented their uniqueness, dreams, drives, desires, and needs made me want to get on board. Literally.

I’ve been doing my best at living in the now: not worrying about what was going to happen next, worrying about if my son is going to do well in high school (he’s FIVE, come on now!), remembering that the problems someone else is having are NOT my problems.

Vision boards are for the future; for your greatest wants, needs, dreams, and goals.

I feel like I’ve accomplished some things since I made mine. I feel like my life is finally moving in a direction that suits me and my needs in my VISION and my path. It’s scary and unbelievably uncomfortable at times. But I know it’s so worth it. I’m worth it.

Here are a few parts that really stuck out to me:

My favorite part about this quote is “That’s not who you are”. I’ve found throughout the last few years that being who I truly am is extremely important (I’m goofy, I love hard, and I have a sailors mouth.). I’m not  relying on others for my happiness but being honest about who I am and be okay with that. Please don’t ever feel sorry for who you are or even the person you may have been. We make mistakes and we fail. Are you trying to be the best version of you? Great! Keep going. Keep flowing.

This one is HARD. I tell you WHat. I struggled to find a diet that is right for me. Now that I’ve found it I struggle with not being able to eat certain foods. (Waaaaaah!) I have also finally found a doctor that not only listens to me, he actually helps me get results and encourages me.

There isn’t. Plain and simple. I have a feeling after we are all gone life will start all over again. Check out One Strange Rock on Netflix. It will blow your mind. I digress. We should be taking care of the planet we have now, best way we know how.

I saw something on Facebook the other day that said, “We don’t need a few people doing Zero Waste perfectly. We need many people doing it imperfectly.” How true is that?!

During my journey you will see me using things that aren’t Zero Waste. I’m a work in progress. But I’ll be damned before I stop trying. I wanna keep changing the way I live- or improve on it- and plant the seed. This is totally a group project. Keep in mind that Zero Waste is a slow process.

I’m not going to throw out all of the plastic toothbrushes we have just because I don’t want the plastic in my house. The first rule of Zero Waste is to reuse. Reuse. REUSE. Plastic toothbrushes make excellent little cleaners after they are no longer useful for my teeth. Again, I digress. Watch out! I do like my tangents.

What kind of future are you creating for yourself?

Perhaps it’s time you make your own vision board.

Here’s a list of materials I used (all of which I already had- use what’s available to you.)

  • Magazines/ newspapers
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored pencils
    *This is a basic list. Use whatever makes you happy. As always- use up what you have; the next time you go shopping, think, ‘Do I need that? Will it decompose?’. This is how you start. It is so small, and yet so powerful.

It can be as big or little as you need! Go with the flow. Show me your vision boards. Vision boards not your jam? What are your goals, dreams, aspirations?

What’s the next item in your home you’re focusing to make Zero Waste? Kayla and I look forward to hearing from you.



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