Here’s my vision

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.

One response to “Here’s my vision”

  1. Philip Weinstein Avatar
    Philip Weinstein

    I too continue to search but energy levels and aging are inhibitors. As some have said it’s a process not an event.
    Being somewhat philosophical, I am content is some of activities but I know there is more over the next horizon.
    I wish you the best on this journey. Enjoy each step on your yellow brick road!


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