I was reminded by my daughter the other night as we sat eating at Zaxbys that I needed to update my vision board for the new year. I was glad she asked if I had one because I don’t think she reads my blog posts often. I was able to pull up my post from 2019 and I did it quite proudly.
My daughter is a naturalist who is into astrology, crystals and stones, and of course like her momma, she loves the Lord. That night I got so much by hearing her speak about energy and peace and soon realized that mommas little girl was now this beautiful grown woman full of more love and light than I ever thought possible.
So this year’s vision board includes appreciating my ancestors and spirituality and manifesting positivity and self-actualization to improve my quality of life, among other things. As I learn more it will only add more peace to my life.
Of the goals on my 2019 vision board I accomplished, repairing my credit as I increased my score over 125 points, I broke through and conquered one of my biggest fears, social phobia, by performing on stage. Sometimes our journey takes detours. The third goal was that I am watching my granddaughter grow up. I didn’t have to move. They came home. I’m elated.
Finally, I have kept my weight off. I have not kept it under 145 all the time, but when I go past that 10-pound wiggle room I go up to 155 lbs, I begin to feel uncomfortable and I lose the weight. Fifth, two of my short term goals included completing the two books that this blog was created to launch. Instead, I was guided to write a fiction entitled New Heights. Life’s journeys often take detours.
For 2020, I have so many irons in the fire already that my vision board is filling up. I’m editing New Heights for publication and I’ve begun my Fibromyalgia biography. I am also creating a website for a wonderful woodworking artist out of Ghana. I am acting in my third play this February with Mor-Shy Productions entitled “Stop the Noise” concerning bullying in our schools. I am applying for scholarships so that I can complete my BA in Healthcare Management as well. Plus, I am pursuing a more peaceful state of mind.
Those are just a few things that will be occupying my time in early 2020. Later this week, I am completing a visual vision board with time restraints and pictures so I have a clear picture of what this year will bring for me personally. Everything else my life is blessed with will just add to the joy. Oh, I forgot I’m going into business as a travel agent too!!
After being diagnosed 24 years ago with Fibromyalgia, it spiraled my life out of control. I stopped living for so long; for many, many years. I wasn’t strong enough back then to see that I was in control all the time, not the disease. I could have changed the direction of my life had I only looked beyond my circumstances. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but I now know it’s possible.
Sometimes we go through things that break us down only to make us stronger. My life is a testament to that adage. I’m better for the lessons I’ve learned by getting through it all. My 2020 vision board is my reality and next will be an update to my Victory list. I haven’t gotten to Italy yet but I see it in my future. Baby steps. It’s all about baby steps.
Much love, thanks for listening, vfurrmstheblogger