A View of My Vision Board

by - 1:59 PM

If you could look inside my head, I think you'd see a whirlwind of thoughts. Memories, ideas, plans, comments, lists. There's never a quiet moment in my head. Usually I don't mind, but sometimes my head is so full of (negative) thoughts that I forget who I am. I can literally lose myself in those thoughts in a matter of seconds. The opposite also happens: I can get completely swept away by five different projects at the same time. I'm a girl of big hopes, dreams and goals, but trying to achieve all of them at the same time is insane. 
When either of these things happen, I need something to stay focused on who I am, what I want to achieve in life and what's most important to me. What's a better way to remind myself of those things than a vision board?


After a long day at my internship school, I decided to let my homework be for once and create a vision board. I printed a bunch of pretty pictures, cut them out and tried to turn them into one big beautiful reminder of what I want to do with my life. Making this thing was like art journaling on a big scale, which means it was far from easy. It might look a little messy, or completely random, but each picture has a special meaning to it. A meaning I'd love to share with you.


The center piece of my vision board had to be this quote, the Holstee manifesto. My internship school has one wall completely covered with it. At first I didn't like it at all. It was too big. But then parts of it caught my eye. Somehow this quote always tells me exactly what I need to hear. When I was doubting long and hard about applying for a summer program in India, the line "Some opportunities only come once, seize them" caught my eye. So in times of need, I let my eyes wander over the quote and read the first line that draws my attentions, It always makes me feel better.


This picture inspires me maybe the most of all pictures on my vision board. Superwoman is basically the reason I made this things. After seeing hers in her vlog, I decided I wanted to make one too. If it weren't for her, I never would have uploaded my vlogs on YouTube. When I uploaded "Why I Don't Do Vlogs" one of my friends joked that I'd be vlogging with Lilly in no time. It might have been a joke, but an inspiring one. My vision board wouldn't be complete without Superwoman.


Most of the pictures of faraway places are reminders of my dream to travel the world. The Egyptian picture is one of them, just like the one of the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Chinese building and the South-East Asian temple. This one isn't. You see, I go to college to become a high school teacher, but I'm not 100% sure if that's what I want to do with my life. I love German, I love teaching, but the idea of doing it for years on end scares the living daylight out of me. I wouldn't want to be stuck in the Netherlands for all those years. Luckily I've heard you can teach German abroad too, in Singapore nonetheless. The thought of teaching there keeps me going when things get rough in college.


One thing I'll never stop dreaming about is making this blog big. I'll work hard and do whatever it takes, because I'm pretty sure that blogging is the love of my life. I'm nowhere near my goal now, but when I see people with a big following I get extremely motivated.


I'm also still dreaming of writing and publishing a book. Not necessarily this one, but I'd love to see A Vampire's Mistake in print. Its characters are my personal favorites and writing the main character is just so much fun. It's also the only writing project I've ever really shared with the world. You can find the first two chapters right here on my blog!


Elephants seem to be one of the completely random elements on my vision board, but let me tell you, there's a reason why they're here. I love elephants. I don't know why, probably because I didn't have a teddy bear as a kid but a tiny yellow elephant. They're my favorite animals on the planet. One day I want to go to an elephant orphanage like my parents did years ago and feed one of the baby elephants. I'll have to go to the other side of the globe for it, but it'll be worth it.


Now this picture and the little red leaf are both just reminders of how beautiful our planet is. I'm a bit of a tree hugger and think that we should all do whatever we can to keep our planet alive. It doesn't sound cool at all, but trees are the best.


Then there's this one left. It easily could've been one of my travel reminders, but it's not. When I was younger I never even thought of going to India. Let me tell you a secret: I hated the country. Their Incredible India commercials interrupted my sports program on the Eurosport channel every five minutes and five-year-old me did not appreciate that. I honestly felt like the country had done me wrong. Almost 15 years later I can't wait to visit India though. Not just India, all of South Asia seems so be calling me now. There are some amazing people over there whom I'd love to meet as soon as possible.

Over the next couple of weeks, years even, I'll probably add more and more pictures to my vision board. It keeps me focused, it keeps me motivated, it keeps me grounded. It's exactly what I need at times.
What would be on your vision board? Make sure to let me know!

Stay Awesome!

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  1. thats a beautiful board! it seems all my friends have vision or dream boards. they look awesome! I love yours! I feel like I should make one now...lol

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know vision boards were such a big deal. Around here no one has one as far as I know. It's so much fun tomake a vision board, you should give it a try!

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  2. I love this! I'm thinking of making one- yours is inspiring me! See- you are an artist! I knew it ;)
    -Vivian

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    1. I wouldn't call myself an artist, but thank you so much :) It's so good to hear this post inspired someone else to make a vision board :)

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  3. such an inspiring post .. loving it to bits .. will def make one ♡♡

    Makeupoholics

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait to see yours! :)

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  4. This is awesome..it makes me wanna start doing mine lol. Come to Malaysia..and maybe we could meet up hahah

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    1. You're going to enjoy making a vision board so much. Malaysia is on my travel bucket list, so maybe one day? :)

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    2. Awesome! do let me know if you're coming to visit Malaysia :D

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    3. I'll tweet you as soon as I have a plan! :)

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  5. Never before has something described me as good as the first paragraph of this post. I feel like that all the time, I either have a whole bunch of projects and I'm buzzing with energy, or I suddenly lose all joy and just want to go far away from the world. I love your vision board and I hope you get to travel to all the places and that all your dreams come true. :)

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    1. Aww thank you! We seem to be two of a kind then :P I want to do so much with my life that I'm afraid I'll run out of time (not to mention money for all the trips I want to take), but I'm working on making my dreams come true every day :)

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