My Vision Board
My life feels like it is at a constant state of endless opportunity. I have come to believe that the young adult stage in life is probably the most challenging for people who are indecisive. Recently, I have been brainstorming, praying, and dreaming of all the possibilities that I have in building my life coaching business. I feel that I have an intensely passionate soul, with a desire to help and love so many people. Plus that whole struggle of being an indecisive personality thing. So trying to build my business around my passions, my strengths, and my desires for my future has been a challenge. It has caused me to really dig deep, and to really start understanding my heart. Honestly, it has caused me to get to know myself through loving who I truly am.
I never realized how much I was not loving my whole being, until I really started to get to know myself. Discovering your strengths and deepest inner desires requires a lot of grace, acceptance, and willingness to grow. As I have been going through this journey of understanding my heart, I have come to the conclusion that loving people may not just be my greatest strength, but also my unique calling.
God calls us to love Him and love people above all. “‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’” Matthew 22:36-40
He gives us individual and unique callings for our lives, along with the great calling for us as a whole to love Him and other people. I am starting to see that my unique calling is to really focus on the loving others, and in turn helping others love themselves. We cannot truly love others, until we learn to love ourselves. And I feel that my calling may be to help others love themselves, so that they can then follow God’s greatest commandment in loving people. (That’s a lot of throwing out the word love, sorry!)
I’m still and will forever be constantly growing and learning more about myself and my calling, but it has been so stretching in starting the journey of truly becoming aware of this desire to help others grow in self-love.
One way that I decided to plug my desires for my life all together was by creating a vision board. I have been wanting to for a while now, but I just recently got around to actually doing it. I was allowing my lack of being artsy and creative, plus my insecurities of sharing, to stop me for too long. Eventually I came to the realization that while I may not be artsy, my dreams still matter and I needed to write them down. “And the LORD answered me: “‘Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.’” Habakkuk 2:2
So I made a surprise craft night with my husband, and we started our vision boards for this season of life that we are in and all of the dreams we have so far for our future. When I finished, yes it did look like an 8 year old girl crafted something with all the colors and glitter glue she could. However, it felt great to write them down! And I know it will feel even better as I see these dreams coming to life.
Here are some of my dreams as of September 2017:
Grow in my identity
Show love to my husband
Practice self-love & care
Connect with new people
Serve others where I am called to serve
Be a loving mom to my future children
Grow in my coaching business
Be at peace