Fun Personal Projects for Writers: Vision Boards

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015.What do you want to accomplish with your freelance business? Your personal life? Education?

What are your end goals?

Where do you want to end up?

Take a good look at what you want your future to look like. Take notes over the next week or two. Leaf through magazines for pictures that match up to all the things you want to accomplish. Print things from online. Collect craft materials.

And the create your vision board.

Use color: Markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Even paints will work. Stickers, or scraps from your scrapbooking hobby would make great embellishments. Photographs of your family friends can be used if they fit into what you are working toward. The sky is the limit. Really. Hang the finished product in a place where you will see it each day.

NOTE: Rather than creating a lifetime vision board, you might consider a yearly or bi-yearly one. Maybe a 5 or 10-year board. Whatever you think will work best for you.

Just create.

Bonus: Create and print a bullet list of short points. What you want to accomplish. Hang this in a prominent place near your desk. Check things off as you finish them. This list could change frequently, when used to create baby steps for your end goals.

What will your board and list look like? Share with us in the comments, or email me and I don’t know if you can post pictures in the comments or not, but feel free to try 🙂

Have fun with this!


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.