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this is the dream i am working on

 
dinner party via kinfolk // jackie o   /// home // via the glitter guide mom&son // johnny cash quote- unknock // couple in the rain // the neo southern belle
Inspired by the blog Ponderings of a Hopeful Romantic and her “this is the dream I’m working on”, I created a little pinterest board.  It might be my favorite board yet.  
I had been making inspiration boards for each year I’ve been pinning.  ha 2 years and counting. 
It’s fun to look back at 2011, now 2012, and look forward to 2013.
Each year has/ will be so different than the last.  But much has the same feel as the last.
But my this is the dream I’m working on board is my favorite.  I don’t encourage living in the past or future.  that’s no way to live.  but I love this board as a sort of checks and balance.  am I behaving / doing what I need to do to get to my five – ten year plan?  is my life heading in that direction?  
am I focusing on what matters this minute? 
At MTH last month we had to close our eyes and Lara gave us great visuals to walk us through what 5 to 10 years later could look like.  Then I physically spoke what that looked like for me. 
That beautiful dream is now forever engrained in my head. I think of it now like a prayer.
I encourage all of y’all to do the same.  Take the few minutes to walk yourself through it.

I won’t get into the specifics of what my 10 year goal plan is … but I will say it involves lots of love, soft light, some salt air, health, holding close, contentment, adventures, travel, and encouraging others to live intentionally.  and yours?  what do you see?

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21 Comments

  • Reply Kelsey Nicole

    this is so beautiful, I love it

    November 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply jackiek

    I love this! I have a similar board called "one day". It's fun to plan together your future life, dreams and all, on Pinterest!

    November 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    I love this idea! My fiance is big on making goals and has been asking me to reassess my 1-year, 5-year, and 10-year goals since we are getting married in 4.5 months and so obviously things are changing for us. A visual is probably a lot easier for me to explain what I am now striving for!

    November 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    I'm loving this idea. I recently started a bucket list of sorts. But I like having a visual idea of what I want my life to look like in the next year. It will be fun to look back and see how its changed from year to year.

    November 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    What a great idea, Sarah! I love it! And the Johnny Cash quote? Perfect!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

    November 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Leah

    this is such a great idea! I think it's the 'planner' in us that like to think about the future and how we can plan for it and reach those goals. Thanks for sharing your dreams with us 🙂

    November 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Lottie Simm

    i love that quote is gets me every time.

    and my ten year plan: lots of love; a loving caring and rather out of control family; being as in love with my husband as ever and just happiness.

    all rather vague but with that core anything else will be better than fine 🙂

    November 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Beautiful post! I was just looking at that board of yours 🙂 What a beautiful idea.

    November 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Caroline

    this is absolutely beautiful. i love that johnny cash quote!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Daily Cup of Couture

    what an incredibly lovely board! something we should all strive for 🙂 xx

    November 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    Truly, I love this. And in the past year, I've been really trying to live intentionally. Thank you for posting this. Time to start visualizing.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Jillian Nicole

    This is one of my favorite boards on all of Pinterst–so lovely! You + JB are dreaming such a sweet, sweet life for your family! xoxo

    November 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    it's so hard for me to see what 10 years from now will look like.. i'm well aware that what i think i want, what i plan for and what i think my life will be like are not always the case it what actually happens in life

    … i guess i don't want to get my hopes up. I know my life will be incredible whatever it holds for me but maybe it's not the future i planned for so i don't want to be disappointed .. ya know!

    November 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    it's so hard for me to see what 10 years from now will look like.. i'm well aware that what i think i want, what i plan for and what i think my life will be like are not always the case it what actually happens in life

    … i guess i don't want to get my hopes up. I know my life will be incredible whatever it holds for me but maybe it's not the future i planned for so i don't want to be disappointed .. ya know!

    November 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Such a beautiful sentiment…thank you for being such and inspiration!

    November 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    Beautiful, Sarah! I love this – such a great idea.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:40 am
  • Reply katieokeefeblog

    I love this, so beautiful. And I love the idea of creating a Pin Board to help visualize. I may have to do the same! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Samantha Green

    i love this idea sarah, i will definitely be doing this when i get a spare moment this weekend 🙂 xx

    November 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Shalyn

    I often think about what I said that day too and it makes me think happy thoughts when I tend to get overwhelmed or anxious. I absolutely love this Sara…and your board? Amazing. <3

    November 19, 2012 at 3:56 am
  • Reply Julia D.

    Love it! This makes me really want to create my own inspiration board.

    November 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Sheila@TheFailteHouse

    Sarah – this is beautiful! I love your vision board for this year and how you are focused on living an intentional life. And that Lara Casey, she is such an inspiration – happy I found her a year ago on your blog, lady 🙂 XO

    March 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm
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