I have been commuting in to the office more frequently as of late, and if you’re familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area, you know that that means I am spending 4-5 hours in the car every. single. day. Miserable, right? Not even all of the Sirius XM channels combined can keep you engaged and entertained for that long, so I’ve been dabbling with different podcasts. My favorite? Scrubbing in with Becca Tilley on iHeart Radio. Becca and her best friend Tanya talk about all things Grey’s Anatomy, life and dating advice, and every random thing that falls in-between. It’s so relatable, y’all.
Anyway, last week I was 30 minutes deep in to my drive and turned on Scrubbing In. They were talking about vision boards, and how it really helps to set a tone for the upcoming year. I was intrigued (still am). Apparently it’s a place to map out all of your intentions, and different from resolutions, the idea is that you’re constantly looking at it, reminding yourself of what’s to come.
So, I thought I’d give it a shot. Above is my vision board for 2018, and here’s what it all means;
Adventure — This year is my year of ‘yes.’ I am saying yes to random events, yes to spontaneous vacations, yes to travel (even if it’s not somewhere I’d typically want to visit), yes to new challenges, yes to new adventures and yes to meeting new people. In the spring my best girlfriends and I are taking a trip to Paris, and I’m thrilled that we’re finally committing to a girls’ trip that we’ve always dreamed of taking!
Trust the timing — I’ve always lived my life according to a timeline, and how I thought everything should play out (and when). This year, I am making a conscious effort to trust the timing, and be blindly optimistic.
Work harder — I really want to push myself in my career, my blog and in the sport of swimming. While I may be comfortable doing what’s “working,” which often seems to be the bare minimum, I want to challenge myself to ditch the comfort zone and do better.
Find peace — The past two years in particular I haven’t felt at peace with myself or my life— everything seemed subpar. In 2018, I want to find peace in where I’m at, what I’m doing and where I’m going.
Unconditional love — Plot twist, I want a dog. This may come as a surprise to those who know me, but I feel like caring for a little pup will teach me a lot about accountability and unconditional love— which is something I could use.
Power couple goals — I am a very active, adventurous, creative soul, and I want to find a partner who encourages and supports that, while challenging me to be better. If you’re out there, DM me (kidding, kinda).
Build a home — At 27, going on 28, I am constantly dreaming of my perfect home. While I’m not quite there yet, I am ready to move somewhere new and start fresh with new faces, places and opportunities.
Good vibes — Last, but certainly not least, this is my mantra for 2018— good vibes only. Pretty self-explanatory, right?