Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.
Todays Brew: Donut shop K-Cup Location: My desk
complete with my grocery list on a post it and a coffee stained calendar #life
So many times in my life I have felt that rush of adrenaline after a good, hot, strong cup of coffee! It makes me feel as though I could acomplish anything! And many of those times I have found myself wanting to write. (High five to me for finally doing just that!!) Coffee fuels my creativity and keeps me going on a busy day at work!
If you read my first blog “The Introduction”, you learned that another HUGE inspiration in my life are the people I’m surrounded by. And this week I was once again reminded of why I choose to surround myself with them.
Earlier last week my friend Angela mentioned having a girls night to make vision boards. My first thought was Pinterest. I was quickly corrected when she further explained that a vision board was something you made, framed and kept in a place where you would see it everyday. A way to constantly be reminded about your goals. I LOVED THE IDEA, One it was a way to get creative with my friends and Two it would help me to visually see what I wanted to accomplish.
Angela, being the organizational queen she is, sent out a form to better help us with what should go on our board. While I was reading and filling out the questions I stated thinking of how much time I spend pinning things on Pinterest. If you are like me you spend most of your time pinning before bed. (not sure if pinning is the correct verb…but I’m going with it) I have pinned so many things on Pinterest and made so many different folders…Y’all, My name is Letha and I am a pinning whore, I’m guilty of pinning it and quitting it. How often are we truly referencing back to those pins?
Now, I understand that some of my pins are for future me. Like how I would like to design a house or what kind of wedding or baby shower could I throw for someone, (maybe myself one day, but lets not hold our breath) BUT what about all those other pins? Workout pins, saving money pins, or here’s one that really hits home…pins about how to become a better writer. It’s so easy to click something on an app when your half asleep and not think about it again. This is why when we started making our vision boards I got so inspired. I had to physically sit down and THINK about what MY VISION was. Where did I want to be next year or even a month from now? How was I going to better myself.?
As we got started on our boards, I noticed I was already half way done with mine before the other girls had even begun to glue anything down. I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN WHAT I WANT AND WHO I WANT TO BE, and if I had to guess, SO DO YOU! (I’m going to quote this again for the people in the back) “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. ” -Steve Jobs
The last task on the vision sheet was to choose one word to describe how you want your year to go. Angela is choosing to THRIVE, (I know she will do nothing less!) and I have Chosen…to HUSTLE. (Bet you didn’t see that coming 😉 ) I am going to stop dreaming of who I want to become and start envisioning it instead! If you can see it, you can achieve it!
- Run that 5K
- Buy a house
- encourage those around me
- have more faith
- pray more than I worry
- learn to bake (I have always wanted to be a baker)
- Make more time for travel
I WILL HUSTLE to be the best version of myself.
My hope for you, my fellow caffeine queens is that you do the same. What would your vision board look like? What word are you going to commit to this year? How are YOU going to better yourself and in return, those around you?
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Shout out to Ang for being a constant creative encouragement in my life! you are always opening my eyes to new ways for bettering myself!! And shout out to my friend Dani! She is a tech GODDESS and helped me add my social media links to my site! Go follow!!**located at the bottom of the screen**