Whew! We can breathe a little, y’all. 2020 was a bit of a doozy, and I think we can all agree on that one. With COVID-19, police brutality, and the never-ending war of politics, I’m just glad to say that we made it to 2021.
So, to bring in the new year, I decided to make a vision board! I haven’t made one in well over a decade when my middle school had us make one for a homework assignment. I had such big dreams back then, and it’s amazing to think about how many of them have already come true — I graduated college, got married, and I have my own place. I bet 12-year-old Jasmine is super stoked that I’ve done all this by 25. Now, I have new dreams and goals that I would like to see on a big poster board, so I thought it’d be a great idea to create another vision board. It’s not much, but it’s mine, and I hope you like it! There are four key topics that I focused on, and I want to share them with you.
You’ll see right at the very top is my brand new logo for Let’s Flourish Together and the word, “Community”. I also included phrases like, “Think Bigger” and “We Grow Together”. This is to remind me to keep grinding because I am hoping that one day, I’ll be able to make a full-time living from my blog. It’s what I love to do, and it’s my passion, so having that be right at the top inspires me to work harder than I’ve ever worked for anything in my life. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m willing to put in the time, effort, and resources to accomplish my goal of seeing my blog grow!
I have big dreams that I am speaking into existence right now because sometimes, you have to be your own cheerleader, right? So, one day, I will be on the Ted Talk stage shedding light on my experience with mental health and showing how I’ve used my blog and my experiences to make a positive impact in the online community. I will be sitting at the Red Table with Jada, Willow, and Gammy discussing mental health and promoting therapy. I will be a homeowner within the next ten years. I will be free from these student loan debts and be financially stable. I will travel to places like California and finally go on my honeymoon trip to Hawaii. These dreams will come to fruition because I will put in the work to make it so!
- I know who I am
Scattered throughout the vision board, you’ll see a lot of titles and images that reinforce what I know about myself. These are titles that I am proud of — I am proud of being a writer because it means that I can share my life experiences through my blogs and connect with you all. I am proud of being a gamer because people look down on adults playing video games, but it doesn’t bother me at all because I get to lose myself in another world and release built-up stress. These are also titles that I’ve forgotten about — I am a poet and a violinist even though it’s been some time since I engaged with a poem or a violin. These are also titles that are near and dear to my heart — I am now a godmother to the most precious Libra baby, who I will talk more about in my next blog (stay tuned 😉).
- Sometimes, I forget
It’s so difficult for me to remember to drink water because my brain is always on the move during the day, so I forget to take a pause and stay hydrated and have. Same with exercising — I’m so busy during the day that when I finally have time to relax, the last thing I want to do is spend my time working out. But, this is all going to change in the new year. My quarantine body is giving me 2013 “Freshman 15” in college vibes, and I am not here for it 😂. On a more serious note, I also forget that perfection is unobtainable, so striving to be perfect only leads to a disappointed and burned-out Jasmine. I am determined to remember to be as stress-free as possible, and this vision board will definitely help with that.
Ok, ok, enough chit chat! I’m eager to know what you think of my vision board, so please let me know what you think in the comments. Also, if you made your own vision boards, do tag me in them on Instagram because I’d love to see them! I know that 2021 will be a great year, not only for me, but for all of us. If we all continue to work towards our goals and uplift each other along the way, we can all achieve great things. I know we can. Thanks for reading!
“A vision board can help you create the life you want and give you the motivation and inspiration you need to achieve your goals.”
– Jack Canfield