We are two days away from Christmas! I actually finished my shopping yesterday and just need to wrap gifts and I’m all done! Next year, I want to be more prepared and not do this last minute shopping and wrapping gifts. I said that to myself like 2 years ago but if I want to change and not keep on with this chaos, I need to stand behind what I said.
Anyway, the other day as I was cleaning, I came across my vision board I made for this year. I feel like I forgot about it after this whole pandemic started and just never looked at it again. I wanted to reflect on it a bit today and of course I’ll be creating a new one soon and will put it in a place where I can look at it everyday!
My friends and I had a vision board party and it was so fun (we’ll be doing it virtually this year) to be around others who encourage you and want to help keep you accountable. I have the goals I wrote down at the vision board party but don’t fully remember the goals I set for this year. I know my word was Focused and had no plan in motion on how I was actually going to be focused. I feel like my focus was shifted in a different directions once March hit and we were all working and schooling from home. I said in 2020 I wanted a new job, to be a better friend, prioritize my mental health, be more compassionate, show more empathy, be more consistent, evolve as a blogger/content creator, get over imposter syndrome, continue building my tribe and set boundaries. Whew that was a lot and at the time I was super ambitious to tackle all of these things. I was tired of so much and wanted changed. It was good to set all these intentions and create this vision but I had no plan on how I was going to get there.
I made it a point this year to not only write out my goals but to set up a plan on how I am going to achieve them (that will be in a post next week) but I feel like I failed this year is because I was talk with no action. I can’t just say I want something and not put in the work to get there. I’ve learned my lesson and will move forward in a better direction. So let’s take a closer look at the vision board.
I will say I did pick up and read more this year than last. I am going to continue doing so in 2021. It was so hard to let go of the fear, it really did still run things but working towards breaking free of that. I know I didn’t fully use my potential and fell short of that, I just got comfortable and complacent which ties in with the fear. I made sure to shine my Black Girl Magic everywhere, I just love us!
All the slaying this face and fashion came to halt in March, I basically lived with a bare face and in comfy clothes lol. I have started to play in my makeup more often and will continue doing so. I attempted to be as happy as I could be but a lot was happening and it was just a difficult time. It was just a time of the unknown and waiting for when things would get better. I also made sure to have a positive affirmation for every week and repeating it every time I opened my planner.
I tried to stay as positive as I could but as I stated in a previous post, I was struggling with jealously and envy issues. I was happy for everyone but in the same thought super envious. I am working on pushing past this. I supported more black owned businesses this year and also got to work with a couple of them. I make sure to tell others about these businesses and to support them. I placed the pictures of Jackie Aina, Alyssa Ashley and Rihanna on here because they are real girl bosses and all inspired me. I love their work ethic and how they are just doing it for women of color.
Did you forget about your vision board for 2020 or did your complete yours? Let me know! See you guys tomorrow!