Friday evening kicked off the first 2022 event for Black Women of Barksdale. We hosted our first ever 2022 Vision Board Party and it was truly a great time. The way covid numbers are spreading right now it was the perfect intimate group size. A smaller group size allowed us to have craft space, and fully engage throughout the evening.
Vision boards have become more popular than ever recently but have been around for years. It’s a fun and visual way to plan out your goals for the new year. You can use old magazines, specific prints, pictures, letters, etc that all share your goals for your life.
For example- if you want to read more books this year you would cut out pictures of books to post on your board. If you’re a planner you can even paste the specific book titles you want to read. This is a visual representation and reminder of a goal for the new year. On the same board you add any other goals and ideas you have in mind for the year. It’s actually quite therapeutic and motivating for me. Especially since I hang my vision board next to my desk for a constant reminder to remain consistent.
I usually create my annual vision board with my sister-in-law at the beginning of the new year. She so kindly watched my girls this year so I could host this event for my group. (However, because my vision is precise (lol) it took two days to complete which means I got to do it with her and her boyfriend Marco, too!)
This year I took it a step further by hosting a vision board Party for the Black Women of Barksdale group. As a group we shared a few of our goals out loud and the stories behind the goals. We also shared plenty of laughter, some half made pizza (HA!), and good music on a chill (and chillly) Friday evening. It was truly an entire vibe. The half made pizza joke: we think they were running out of ingredients because the pizzas were lacking sauce and cheese LMAO. Shout out to Raquila-D’Nai for so graciously feeding us though because she truly has the biggest heart!
If you didn’t catch November’s blog post with a short snippet about Black Women of Barksdale, it is a group my friend Morgan and I created to have a voice in a community where it is often silenced in other communities. Long story short- we created our own table instead of begging people to be included at theirs. It’s been glorious.
I’m looking forward to doing this again with our group in 2023. For now, we’re going to get right to work to accomplish our 2022 vision board party goals. We got this ladies!