I know, I have been teasing you all a bit with the news I have been wanting to share. I gave away quite a few clues on my birthday and I’m so excited to tell all. When I turned 26, I wrote an article about what I wanted to achieve before I turned 30. It was scary to write but I felt like it resonated with a lot of you guys. I wanted clear goals, steps and a direction to follow in the hopes that all will go according to plan. A year later, I still want those steps and goals but it turns out that life just isn’t that simple and that, sometimes, you have to discover it along the way. But then again, if life would be predictable, what would be the fun in it anyway?
The first step in getting where you want to go is deciding where you want to go. Life can (and will) still happen in the meantime but with a clear direction, you’ll have an easier job making decisions. But how do you know where you want to go in life? Not such an easy challenge right?! Dealing with these type of questions I have discovered it helps a lot to make a vision board. How and why would you should take the time and effort to do this? Well sources claim that if you surround yourself with the experiences or things that you want to have, a path to these wants will emerge. Law Of Attraction, let’s say. Ever noticed that positive people get further in life or get the things you want? Having a positive outlook on things can influence your life in ways you never imagined.
“The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.” –Bob Proctor
For me creating a vision board helped a lot to eliminate the clutter in my head. It made it clear what my goals should be and from that point on it was easier to make decision upon that. This is however something that evolves constantly as your desires and wishes change. Now what should you do to create one for yourself:
1. Gather images that attract you. Whether it is an experience or something you want (hello designer bag). You can use magazines, postcards, quotes, etc. I found Instagram and Pinterest very inspiring sources.
2. Go through the images and see whether you can find some similarities. Group them together. This is where it becomes clear what you really want and what is just clutter.
3. Don’t be too realistic, the idea is to let you thoughts free for once and to dream a little.
4. Start sticking where it feels good.
It might feel a lot like an arts & crafts class back in kindergarden but not sitting in front of your computer for a few hours and getting physical can be a whole lot of fun. You can see my vision board above. I noticed that the important elements in my life are family and friends, the urge to develop something creative and work hard on this blog and most importantly a need for adventure and freedom. Working in fashion has been a goal of mine for most of my adult life. I’ve worked for a couple of the top Belgian designers and a major denimbrand and have learned so much but always felt like there was something missing. So I decided to turn things around and go into a direction that is a bit scary. You all know I’m heading to India in exactly a month’s time. Well the big news is that I’m not coming back! Not in the immediate future anyway.
I will be traveling for an undetermined amount of time and am taking the blog with me. This blog was after all the part of my career so far that I loved the most. I still have to arrange so much, I have to gather up all my travel gear, sub-lent my apartment, pack up my life, arrange all the admin and get my ass on that plane. I’m very happy that the first stretch of my journey will be with friends but somewhere end of January I will be out there on my own. How will I afford all of this? Well I have been saving up for quite some time and will be freelancing along the way. I also have some pretty awesome ideas for the blog that I will hopefully find the time to work on soon. There is for example also a new logo coming up, so excited about that!
As I already told you in my previous post I’m not going to trading in my fabulous wardrobe for the typical and unattractive travel wear. You might think I’m crazy or that this is completely unnecessary but I’m going to prove a point that you can travel the world while being ridiculously overdressed (ok maybe just a little bit less scruffy). This blog will become your go-to place for travel inspiration, fashion and beauty hacks for travel and all the tips and tricks you’ll ever need on how to make travel as easy and pleasant as possible! I’m so excited to share this journey with you all and I hope you’ll enjoying reading all of it!
Thanks to fF Concepts for the help with my vision board, read more about Rhea here. If you like her story, there is an interview with her coming up as well! Oh and also thank you Jessica Stein for all the Instagram inspiration you can find in the board. Sources of the rest of the photos can be found on my Pinterest.