Here is my board. I had a great time doing this. I noticed that initially, I was drawn to a lot of phrases and words before I discovered images I felt drawn to. A lot of what I discovered about myself in this process was about uniting two halves of mysef, the domestic with the artist, or the two halves of a whole. There was also evidence of gaining freedom from a past "story" or belief of myself in favor letting my heart guide me. Faith and trust in my own journey...not waiting for permission or external validation.
The images that struck me most were of a dog holding up another smaller dog on its hind end and a woman chasing some sort of yak. The one of the dogs very clearly showed me that I have allowed myself to be the one holding others up. I chose the phrase "Free yourself of that load" to remind myself that I need not shoulder things that really are not mine to shoulder. I want to remember to free that energy for my creativity. The one of the woman chasing the yak reminded me that I have been the woman chasing...chasing...chasing...but now I want to be the yak. LOL! Running wild and free.
It was interesting to me that some of the phrases and images that I thought I would use, I did not. These choices spoke as clearly to me as the ones I put on the board. That was unexpected. For instance, I chose a phrase that said, "Searching for myself..." But it didn't fit. I realized I know who I am on this leg of my journey. This board is about how I share that with the rest of the world.
I found Vision Boarding to be a memorable, valuable exercise that I may call on now and again as a means of clarifying new insights and direction. The best part for me was sharing the experience and donuts with friends on a Saturday morning.