Since 2014 I’ve been making vision cards instead of New Year’s resolutions. I find that resolutions are easy to let slip by and are usually not very sustainable for a long period of time. Plus, once you “break” a resolution, your year is shot. Vision cards are a lot more forgiving and I really have been able to accomplish many more things, I think, by keeping these cards at my fingertips throughout the year. I file them in the back of my planner and look at them periodically, although somehow they always seem to flow through my subconscious.
I made six again this year, same themes but I called them different names. Maybe a little quirky but it works for me. You can see last year’s here. This year’s in no particular order:
I call this one “Nest” but it really means our home. As you can see I have my fire pit on it but also a new couch. I love the look of the home by the sea and although we are not moving any time soon, I should be able to make our house feel comfortable again. A deep clean and some more purging and organizing will do wonders I’m sure. Hubby said I could have the fire pit (my Christmas present) but wants me to go with him to pick it out. Sure thing!
I have Self-Care as a topic instead of just “Health.” I am coming to realize that things like meditation and long walks by the ocean (when we can go back there) are just as important as healthy eating and exercise. Even something simple like taking a day to just read a book, something I hardly ever do. Plus, although I lost 75 pounds, I did put back about 5 or 6 of them and reached a plateau. Time to step up the game a bit. Longer walks with Benny and some ankle weights to start. Maybe adding some dancing.
I’m going with Experience again this year. With the pandemic shutting everything down, who knows when we’ll be able to actually go on an adventure! When we do, local ones like a ferry to see Alcatraz Island or a helicopter ride over the SF Bay would be fun and close to home. I’d still like to get to Carmel and Monterey so maybe we can take a drive down there some weekend. In the meantime, I am taking longer walks with Benny and snapping pictures of new and interesting things I see. Wonder if it okay to walk the Golden Gate Bridge? We did it for my 60th birthday and I’d like to do it again.
Prosperity means finances. I know there are ways we can cut corners and save, although we do need to get the hubby a new truck so that will be the major expense this year. He really needs one so we’ll make it work. Getting credit card debt down is important too. We are not getting any younger!
This one is Sharing. With the pandemic and it’s ups and downs, seeing people is harder and harder to do, even our own daughter who lives an hour away. Using Zoom and FaceTime are not perfect but at least a text or phone call to my mom, my sister, niece and friends once in a while is better than nothing. Hopefully it won’t be long until we can have a dinner at least.
And finally is the Business of Magic. You would think that with all the restrictions and inability to go places I would have a lot of time to work in my studio. It is not as easy as all that and I have to figure out some new ways of promoting what I have to sell since I am not sure when we will be able to hold craft fairs again. Using YouTube, making my own website and adding videos to the Etsy site are all things I have swirling around in my head. I’m a Creative Memories consultant too and I rarely ever promote that. Need to use my talents!
So there you have my vision cards. I’ve written some basics on the backs of them and will slip them in my planner now. I’ll check in again in June or July and see what’s been happening. Thanks to Linda for her #JusJoJan prompt of “fingertips.”