Off to a Fresh Start

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By: Cher

I must say 2021 was a roller coaster of a year. With all the nonstop needs I had from work to parenting to trying to fit in some me time, there were some wins and without a doubt some losses. 

Early last year, I attended a vision board party. I was set to conquer these goals I had envisioned for myself and my family. On this miniature cardboard poster with cutouts that I had created were my goals and dreams of what I wanted my life to be. I knew some of my goals would not come soon and may even take some years, but I knew if I was consistent my hard work would pay off. 

Later that year, I landed the job of my dreams, started working for a Black-owned company, got back out in to the world and traveled while I even had some “mom of the year” moments. I was crossing things left and right off my vision board. Looking at this board everyday for a year and thinking about how I was going to win, motivated me. It gave me the drive to get up and “get shit done”. What most people do not know is that I am a visual learner. There were days when I not on track but when looking at the vision board, it put me right back where I needed to be.

Although, I had those wins, I also had some losses. Someone I knew passed away suddenly. I keep thinking about how young they were. They would text me once a week just to check on me. No matter what, I knew I would receive a text. I didn’t realize how much I would miss those texts. Also, a person I was close to showed me who they were and has caused me to distance myself and my family from them. Their toxic energy and words were just too much, I had to let go. 

It has been a while since I written a piece, this blog is a space for me to clear my head. As you have read, my blog partner and I are very transparent and write from the heart. I’m looking forward to what the New Year will bring. These past two years has shown me how strong I’m in various situations and and how much I can grown emotionally and mentally. And no matter what, always celebrate those wins “big or small.”

I will be attending a vision board party later this month and I can’t wait! I already have a list of things some old and of course new that will be added. I’m excited to see how my vision board will turn out.

Have you attended a vision board party or created one solo? Do you feel it was valuable to you?” Let us know below.

Love life and full of smiles,

C

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