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Stay Focused in 2019 with a D.I.Y. #VisionBoard ✨🍾

As a hospital telephone operator, there’s not much room for creativity. Deciding whether to send a page in ALL CAPS or lower case is about as far as my creative license goes. Add in that one time I was asked to decorate the bulliten board for Black History Month (which was lit by the way ✊🏿) and I’ve pretty much reached my quota for the year. While I enjoy the structure that comes along with the job (set schedule, regular hours), doing the same thing everyday can get rather monotonous. By the days end, I begin to feel like a broken record, mentally drained, and too tired to focus on my own dreams. So I decided create a #visionboard.

“I’m not alive unless I am creating something. I’m not happy if I’m not creating, if I’m not dreaming, if I’m not creating a dream and making it into something real. I’m not happy if I’m not improving, evolving, moving forward, inspiring, teaching and learning. ” – Beyoncé, Vogue, Sept 2018

A vision board is a collection of images and positively- affirming words and phrases that represent the goals we wish to attain in life. Though I may not be where I’d like to be in life, I figured that creating a vision board would help me to stay focused on my goals, even while I’m busy working away at someone else’s. It was super affordable, easy to make and a little fun, if I’m being honest! I used some old magazines that were laying around the job, a piece of cardboard I found at home and a glue stick. All it cost me was a little time to piece everything together.

When creating a vision board, some believe that the law of attraction is what will allow their dreams to manifest into reality. The Bible teaches us that God has the power to call those things which do not exist as though they did (Roman 4:17). So anything that I’m asking God for, I must have the faith to believe that He will allow it to happen. Furthermore, faith without works is dead. It’s important to remember to put some action beind our faith.

Creating a vision board is a great way to start off the New Year. It’s also a cool idea for a girl’s night in. Wouldn’t you say so? Have you ever made a vision board? If so, did the results work out in your favor? Also if this post inspires you to create one, hashtag #ablackgirlabouttown on instagram. I’d love to see them! Happy Creating!

– A Black Girl About Town


  1. I’m actually going to work on my vision board this weekend. I bought my white board and glue stick a few weeks ago. I’ve made a few vision boards in the past, and they really do help to keep you motivated.

  2. I’ve been working on mine on and off for a few days now. I did one before digitally, so this one would be my first real one. When I’m done I’ll be sure to tag and share it 🙂 All the best for 2019 xoxo

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