You asked me to write about it.
So here I am writing about it. I’d like to start out by saying that I think of myself as a very rational human being. I don’t believe in ghosts, law of attraction, superstitions, psychics, etc. I believe that there is a logical explanation to everything. For example, when it comes to the law of attraction, it’s not like the universe mysteriously sends us beautiful things when we think positively. I think that we actually make good things happen for ourselves when we have a healthy mindset. Having said that, hear me out, because what I’m about to tell you actually helped change my life.
You may or may not know that about two-three years ago, I was at the lowest point of my life. I decided to throw many years of education in the garbage and completely change my reality. My finance career wasn’t making me happy, my ex-boss was a total freak, I hated having to wake up and go to work every morning, so I got obsessed with the idea of simply being happy. I didn’t know how to get there exactly, but I knew I wanted just that.
I was single, overweight and borderline depressed. I had to move back to my parents’ house because I was no longer working full-time. In other words, it was a fucking disaster. Not to mention all the pressure my relatives were putting on me. Not a single day went by without them telling me how I should just get a job at the bank, because they have “nice bonuses.” It felt like it was literally me against the world. The worst part was – I had nothing to say back to them, because I didn’t really have a plan. I knew I didn’t want an office job ever again, so I kept saying, “Just give me some time, I promise I’ll move out soon.” Thank god they were patient with me!
I was making a bit of money through my online clothing store, I wrote about that “business model” when I first started this blog, you can take a look if you’re curious. But it wasn’t enough, I wanted more without having to work too hard. I read a bunch of articles about monetizing online blogs, so I started this site. To my own surprise, I actually loved to write, but my blog wasn’t making any income in the beginning, I obviously hated that. I kept writing nonetheless. Then PayPal blocked my clothing store account and I couldn’t sell anything on eBay anymore. So I wasn’t making ANY money at that point!
That’s when I was a total desperado. One evening, as I was having dinner and maxing out my credit cards at some restaurant, I heard a story about the mother of one of my girlfriend’s. She was very unhappy in her marriage and it was making her life miserable. Then, she did this vision board thingy and immediately met the love of her life, started a business and is now traveling the world with her Prince Charming and living happily ever after. I was like, “I need this!”
That same night, I came back to my parents’ house and googled “vision boards.” Apparently, you need to follow a specific “feng shui” order on the board if you want it to work. I was rolling my eyes, but was so desperate at this point, that I gave it a go.
Here’s what it “should” look like:
Photo cred – Pinterest
I printed out a bunch of photos of my “perfect life” and attached them to the appropriate sections of the board. I had plenty of travel photos, couples kissing, blue oceans, photos of successful bloggers and my dream condo, as well as fit girls whose bodies I wanted to have. I also ripped off the cover page from the “Girl Boss” book by Sophia Amoruso, attached it to the board and told myself that, one day, I’ll write a book too.
I knew I wanted to meet the love of my life, become successful at blogging and writing, be healthy, fit and, above all, HAPPY. Little by little my life started to change. My blog was becoming more popular and started generating income. Then I started working for MTL blog as a full-time writer, which was a dream come true. For once in my life, I actually loved my “office job.” I was finally making enough money to move out on my own.
Fast forward a couple of months, I get a Facebook message from my future husband, a professional fighter. He pitches me an article idea that I end up writing. We keep in touch, flirt like crazy and talk every day. I forgot to mention, he was living in Thailand at the time. Long story short, I take a “what was supposed to be” two-weeks vacation to Thailand, fall in love with Dave and decide to stay with him and not come back to Canada.
Two years later, I’m writing this from my office in Phuket, Thailand. Dave is now my husband and I’m living the life I’ve always dreamed of. My blog is doing better than ever, I lost weight, we travel A LOT, our condo looks like the photos from my vision board, I’m writing an erotic adventure novel based on our crazy life. Oh and I don’t have to work at a fucking bank!!!
I don’t know whether my vision board had mysterious supernatural powers or it was me who made shit happen, up to you to decide. One thing’s for sure – I LOVE vision boards!