Mid-Year Musings 年中的謬思
Updated: Feb 26, 2019
What do you have envisioned for the rest of your year?
This past week as I was doing a bit of cleaning, I knocked over my desk bulletin board, and everything on it came crashing down. I spent a good while sitting on the floor surrounded by tacks staring at the biggest, most obvious, and perhaps most ignored item on it—my 2018 vision board!
During the first week of 2018, a few girlfriends and I had gathered together with poster board, old magazines, scissors, glue, and red wine to create our vision or dream boards. It was basically a crafting session involving cutting and pasting words, pictures, and quotes which represented the things we hoped to accomplish during the year. Some of mine were quite simple goals, like keeping a plant alive this year (still haven’t gotten there!), while others were more long term aims like the cartoon piggybank to remind me of my plans to save more, and words such as “Go Deep” to represent how I hope to make deeper connections with the people in my life.
I found the exercise of putting together the vision board a lot of fun and useful in clearly mapping out what I hoped to achieve, but like many New Years resolutions, the enthusiasm and clarity of my vision dimmed as the year progressed. Life got busy, and new projects came up and took the place of other things I thought I would have ticked off my yearly to-do list by now.
Knocking the board down this past week was especially interesting timing, seeing as we have officially made it halfway through 2018. It’s hard to believe the time has passed so quickly and that it'll be 2019 before we know it! When I look at the board now, it can be tempting to focus on all the things I haven’t yet gotten around to this year. However, it’s a great occasion to look at what I have been spending my time and energy on so far, and reevaluate the importance and plans of action for the things I still hope to do.
At this halfway marker, there is still enough time to get to work making this the kind of year we have envisioned for ourselves! We have another six full months left in 2018. What else can you dream up for yourself to accomplish in that time?
Keep moving! xx, Katie
今年的第一周，我和幾個好朋友聚在一起，利用幾本舊雜誌，幾把剪刀和一罐膠水，我們一邊喝著紅酒，一邊剪下雜誌上我們今年想要達成的圖片和激勵自己的話語，根本就是一堂美術課（是可以喝酒的美術課 哈），一張張的拼湊成一幅幅的拼貼藝術------也就是我們的願景板。有些是很簡單的目標，像是把一盆盆栽養活（這我到目前還沒有達成）；有些是比較長程的目標：像是用小豬撲滿的卡通來提醒我要多存點錢，或是用「Go deep」的話語，來提醒自己是多麼地希望和我身旁的人有更深的連結。
( Anna Liang 譯 )