Before leaving for my bachelorette & birthday trip, I finally moved into my FIRST office. That’s right, nearly five years into my career I got an office of my own. I was cleaning out some old drawers so that I could move only what I needed over and while doing so, I came across a vision board that I’d made shortly after beginning my career here. It was a tiny five by seven collage that had a new white BMW on it, a typewriter because I knew I loved writing and wanted to have a reason to do it, the Eiffel Tower and a stunning beach because I wanted to travel, a gorgeous home, a Success magazine cover because I knew I’d find success whether it be in my career or with my own personal brand, and two lovers as well as two glasses of champagne because at some point, I knew I wanted an effortless connection in a companion. I truly believe we all have a general idea of what our ideal life looks like, including what we really want our time here to look like.
I got the idea to create a vision board after finding and reading “The Secret“. I was fresh off of a heartbreak and indulged in book after book trying to find ways to “self-help”. This was the first time I’d been introduced to the idea of manifestation and began to accept how powerful the thoughts in our minds were. When I decided to pick those images to create a vision board, I had no idea how I’d get around to any of those things. In fact, I picked those images based off of how they made me feel without even really thinking they’d all come to fruition for me. I was hardly making enough money to make it to my next paycheck, which forced me to stay home more than I wanted to simply because I didn’t have much extra money to play around with. Being forced to stay home meant I spent a ton of time on my laptop, which is where I started writing and eventually found enough information on the World Wide Web to start a blog. Blogging was free, all it took was time and that was something I could certainly afford. Seeing that tiny vision board daily was a constant reminder of what I was working for, even if I wasn’t making much at that time. It was a reminder of where I was heading if I persisted in what I knew I was capable of. Without realizing it, it gave me hope. Fast forward four years later and my life has changed in the best and most drastic ways and it wasn’t until last week that I realized how much of what was once just a vision to me, was now my reality.
The BMW from the photo is in my garage, I’ve built and maintained a writing outlet that you know as The B Werd, I’ve been to countless stunning destinations, am living in a beautiful home, and I have a companion I can share a glass of champagne with at any time, who I’ll be marrying very soon. When I finally take a second to pause and take a look at my life, I’m always blown away by what I’ve encountered, what I’ve experienced and what I’m walking and living on a daily basis. Manifestation is real and is something I’ve undoubtedly built my 20’s around. Some out of desperation, some out of sheer willpower to believe that it would happen for me. I’ve been talking about it for a long time, and today I’m sharing this to remind you to tap into the thoughts you have on how you want your life to play out. Believe it or not, whether you’ve already realized it or thought it was simply fate, you’re currently living out what you’ve manifested for yourself. Thoughts truly do become things. Write down your goals, create a vision board, remind yourself frequently of what you want your future to look like. Now tackle your week with all of those things in mind.