Starting a personal inspiration board

I sat in a cafe, flipping through the latest fashion magazine to pass time, to gain some inspiration. Flip, ‘ohh!’. Flip, ‘hmm not my style’. Flip, ‘ohhh I like her shoes!’. Flip. I stop. Right in front of me is a part of my life that I want to see come true.

I sat there staring at it. I want this, sometime in my life, I want to see this come true. I quickly ripped it out of the magazine, knowing I could probably find the image online, but I needed to have it in my hands as if holding it was like owning it. I folded it and tucked it away in my purse. A few days later I found it laying at the bottom a little bit more wrinkled. I pulled it out and smiled. I want this, sometime in my life. I spread it out and showed Mister. I told him my dream, with our without the accessory of children but the blue bag was a must, I joked. He smiled at me and said we’ll make it come true.

Now it sits on my desk, as a daily reminder to me. Along with this torn magazine page I have a key on my keychain. It’s an old key from Paris. Another daily reminder to work towards my goals, to make my dreams come true. And I thought I should make an inspiration board of items and photos of things that I want to see come true in my life. And that you should too, start thinking about living your life passionately and what you want to see come from that. Look around and gather items and photos for inspiration and hang them somewhere. A daily reminder.

I’ve started mine!

  • Cathy EmpeyApril 4, 2011 - 7:47 PM

    I am doing the very same thing! I have been getting inspired! Thank you for reminding me to complete my task at hand! It is really exciting to think about the future isn’t it!!ReplyCancel

  • RachelApril 4, 2011 - 8:20 PM

    This ad is part of a series of gorgeous Tiffany winter ads, and I totally used one of these in a marketing assignment profiling “effective ads.” Obviously it’s effective to both of us!ReplyCancel

  • robyn michelle-lee photographyApril 5, 2011 - 8:37 PM

    i’m doing that too! i’ve always kept ‘inspiration’ images… now i’m sharing them on tumblr, too! (

  • TanjaApril 5, 2011 - 9:26 PM

    Love this so much Lesley. What a great start.ReplyCancel