"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dreams Keep Us Alive...

I have long been a fan of the dream board. It has my favorite sayings, places, images, bodies, activities,  whatever it is that strikes my fancy, or that I dream to accomplish.

It is in the place where I get ready for work every day, and I look at it each morning as I get dressed. Sometimes I focus on one thing more than the other. (I have several images of wedding rings, and I seem to keep skipping over these, even though it is my ultimate goal...)

Despite that, I am happy to say my dream board is ever changing. Once I accomplish a dream., I replace it with another.

I have accomplished so much on my dream board, but most recently, the two "13.1" images have been removed, because I have finally accomplished the half marathon that I only thought I could do because it was on my board.

If you don't have a dream board, what are you waiting for?  I was skeptical about it several years ago too, but that's before I decided it was at first, just a fun project, and since then it has turned into so much more!
This weekend, I finally hung up my race medals, and bibs above my dream board.

No, it does not represent ALL of the races I have done, because they don't all  give out medals or bibs.

It is, however,  a reminder that among all my other dreams I have, my body has done more for me than I ever imagined it could do. From barely walking for 20 minutes on a 0 incline on the treadmill...to a half marathon!!

I run a bare minimum of 20 miles a week, and I never in a billlion years thought I would be "that girl".

But here I am..smiling all the way!!


Teena in Toronto said...

What a great way to inspire yourself!

Rachel said...

I've only made one dream board and I LOVE it. The process of making it was awesome. Speaking of, I need to make another asap! :)

Mel said...

I started a digital board on Pinterest for this purpose - but am starting to think I need to make an actual board - that I can see everyday - front and center. What a great motivation tool! And your's looks great!

Fizzgig said...

I just love it, It keeps my mind on my goals!

It is fun isn't it?!!

I think it helps to have it in your face every day...You don't have a choice but to look at it.

Debbie said...

I just want to say that I'm so glad I've been along for the ride. Keep those dream boards going!

Jas said...

You run 20 miles a week? You. Run. 20. Miles. A. WEEK?! That's insane!!! I have so much respect for you! You're already living the dream, lady.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

girl, you always inspire me!

Little Missy Me said...

LOVE IT! Such a great idea!

Fizzgig said...

I DO!! And i think of it as a starting point mostly, so to hear other people be amazed with it, is quite awesome!! thank you so much!!

i love nothing more than to be inspirational! I love to be inspired myself!

Missy Me:
right? you need to make one!!

Fizzgig said...

me too!! one of the few who has seen the whole journey!!