Then it was time to decide what I wanted to fill my life with.
At this particular time, I had both the terrifying reality and the luxury (depending on how you looked at it) of being totally free. I was a free agent - I wasn't tied to a lease, a 9-5 gig, or any other scaffolding that could either provide me with security or tie me down.
I could, basically, do anything.
The question was...what? And where?
So the first thing I decided to do for myself was make a new vision book.
Here's the thing: I'm not a woo-woo sort of girl. I'm a student of metaphysics, I practice meditation, but I'm definitely not your crystal-necklace-wearing, flowy-skirt-rockin', patchouli-stinking type hippie chick. I have two main purposes in life: The first is to use intuition and creativity to transform painful life experiences - both mine and yours - into opportunities for growth and healing. The second is to take the touchy-feely metaphorical stuff and find ways to make it accessible, practical, and meaningful for too-cool-for-school kids like you and me.
Like, with vision books.
The thing with vision books is this - if you're going to build a great life for yourself, you've gotta have a blueprint. I don't believe that the moment you make a vision book, your life magically alters and all of your dreams come true. But I do believe that vision books are powerful tools. It's not a reach to state that there is power in goal-making, and so it's also not a reach to say that when you have a visual representation of those goals, they become more realistic to you.
And when you're having a tough time, when you've just dismantled a part of your life, when the future seems uncertain and therefore a little scary, it is really fucking helpful to have a sort of personal guide book to get you excited about what comes next.
So I'm going to tell you what I've learned about making my own, and from that you can decide if and how you want to make yours.
In the next post, of course. Kevin and Randy's attention span put together isn't long enough for all of this and all of that in one post.
Think of the children, everybody.
Think of the children.