I have been doing a bit of soul searching lately. What do I want to do with my life? The kids are old enough to not need me 24/7. They need me for more like 5 minutes per day. I make Spencer his lunch in the morning, I make sure there’s food in the house. I walk the dogs, a lot. But who am I? After 15 years of focusing on Dana-the-Mom, who am I when it’s just Dana? I’m still Dana-the-mom-and-wife. Of course. Those roles never end. But when the 3 guys go skiing for the weekend without me, what do I choose to do?
I can’t answer that question in this blog post of course. But I do want to share this vision board, because it makes me happy. The assignment was to create a vision board— what is a vision board? It’s a way to visualize what I want, either with words or images. There are no rules. It can be figurative or literal.
I had a very lucky weekend. I don’t like St. Patrick’s Day (it’s the day my father had the stroke in 1999) but this year it actually felt better, and even a bit lucky. I was talking to Andrea about wanting to do this vision board, and she told me a friend just gave her 5 magazines I could have! So I didn’t have to spend any money on this.
I love that just by accident, the word CONNECTIONS is right in the middle of the page. Everything that makes me feel happy, loved, satisfied & whole revolves around the word connections. It’s the thing I missed about the 2 years of this Pandemic- how hard we have to work to make and feel connections.
I think I am drawn to the color yellow. I love the color balances of the whole thing. The ranges of blues, yellows, pinks, and greens. GIVING THE BEST GIFTS means a few things to me. My career has been designing gift product. I love to design greeting cards and things that make people smile. Life is a gift, and we should live in the present. I love the fonts the designer used on those words. I love the colors and the stripes. I am practicing gratitude — this is not about physical gifts, but the gift of love and friendship.
I’ll be excited to see where this vision board leads me.
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