As the music played softly (lowfi hip hop radio on youtube) several of us thumbed through magazines looking for words, phrases, images to cut out. Tables with poster board, washi tape, scissors, pretty scrapbook paper, glue sticks, and stacks of magazines surrounded us.
We were looking for inspiration. Visual beauty that captured our hopes, dreams, and goals for 2021. Some of us had our one word in mind. Others had their 21 for 2021 list next to them, matching their desires for the year with pictures and words. Some just being led by their hearts and what felt right.
Mostly working in silence, except for the tearing of paper or soft beat of the music, we were alone in our thoughts, yet feeling the support of a community of creators working toward a common goal. Every once in a while, someone would break the silence…“Does anyone need the word hope?” “Ooh, look at this amazing picture of the sunrise!”
My vision board hangs above my desk at school. A work in progress that I will add to as the year progresses, and I continue find inspiration around me. When I look at it, I see my hopes and purposes for the year. A tangible reminder of what I hold in my heart.