Listen, I know it's been a minute (1 year, 2 months and some change to be exact) since I wrote my last blog! This is why:
At the conclusion of 2018 I created a vision board. I even made a post about it. I kid you not, the majority of that vision board has been completed. When I created the board, with my friend Ashley, I had no job, no savings, a very small amount of money in my account and dreams. Literally a dollar and a dream. These are a few of the things I was able to check off:
Though it's no excuse for the neglect of my blog, I found that the busier I was– the less of a bad wife I was becoming. So honestly I ran out of material haha. I'll save the REAL details for another time, but for now let's focus on setting goals.
First, you must create a vision. There is a scripture that says write the vision, ma
ke it plain... The same should apply for what you want to achieve in your life. My vision board had some Donna Summers, Beyoncé, books, cars, and tons of extraordinary things but it also had specific items that I could achieve within a year.
Be specific. Do you just ask for breakfast when you go to IHOP (I love IHOP) or do you asks for the 2x2x2 with, 2 slices of bacon, 2 hard scrambled eggs and a stack of blueberry pancakes? Keep that same energy with your goals. If it's a new job, go ahead and write down what that salary will be. If you want to go back to school how much grants and scholarships would you like? A full ride yes please thank you. The small details matter, trust me.
Stick to it! Some of the goals may be very challenging some may be a piece of cake. The key is to focus on each goal one at a time. For example I wanted to start a trust for Oakley and pay for the surprise wedding. Planning a wedding is cute but you need money and a good bit of it if you are looking to have a big celebration. I focused on the job first and I was able to put money aside after being hired.
Lastly reward yourself! I'm not talking about balling out online since we can't really shop anywhere in person right now. Be proud of yourself for whatever progress you are making. I get that these are hard and strange times but what has helped me is the little bit of structure that comes with my daily goals and my vision board.
Can't wait to see what you accomplish.