I honestly hate the idea of vision boards. I have hated them for a really long time, since probably the time they first became really cool and trendy, and then even after they stopped being cool and trendy. This, in part, was due to an early experience with them from my middle school counselor who made everyone in the class make a vision board for their life. I refused and my explanation was that I could not be tied down to a board and decisions that I made when I was twelve.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.
Obviously now I understand that creating a vision board doesn’t mean I was going to be tied down for the rest of my life, I completely understand that I was just being a little shit.
I also blame my hatred for vision boards on the fact that I am definitely not a planner. I really dislike making plans. I don’t like scheduling things out a month from now, a week from now, a day from now. I am a very in the moment person, which often leads to me flaking out.
Yes, you heard it world, I am completely owning up to my flakiness.
But recently, as in—a month ago, I started thinking about vision and why it is important to have vision.
In the Tanakh, there is a proverb that says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”
Setting some vision up for your life is really simple, don’t make it a long process, just take a look and see what you want to do. Imagine it. Feel it. Meditate on it.
I know that it seems platitudinous to be talking about vision when we are already four days into the new year, but I think I’m sort of tired of hearing how we never keep new year resolutions. Instead, why don’t we actually just set out some vision for the things and the person we want to become. It doesn’t need to look like specific goals or ideals but just have a vision for your week, your month, your year, your life.
I took the time to write out a vision for my blog. I wrote out one sentence on what I wanted Tova + Wild to look like. That’s it.
Setting some vision up for your life is really simple, don’t make it a long process, just take a look and see what you want to do. Imagine it. Feel it. Meditate on it. Then over the next days take a small step to get there. I have already taken steps to shape TW the way that I want to and make it align with my vision.
I know for myself personally, I want to be a better steward of my time. I want to invest in things, people, ideas, more and spend less time wasted on things that don’t matter. That’s my vision, what’s yours? Leave your comments down below or DM me. Happy fourth day of the new year lovelies!