I am sure most people have heard the expression ‘begin with the end in mind,’ when it comes to setting goals. The basic premise behind this is that you don’t need to know exactly HOW you’re going to get where you’re going, you just need to know WHERE you’re going. I struggle with this due my extreme need for perfection. I like details, having a plan, and following that plan which puts me at a disadvantage. Because I crave order, I can’t get anything done until I feel organized (and I’m never organized enough). My greatest measure of success tends to be the finished product, not the path it took to get there.
This is a big period of transition for me. In addition to being in newlywed bliss, I also just completed my MA in Art Therapy. Sadly, the job search has been relatively uneventful, but I can’t help wondering if this might be a push from the universe to explore greater possibilities. I have known my big vision (featured above) even prior to beginning grad school. I want to own a brick and mortar space that offers yoga and art therapy catering to women’s personal health and wellness. The space would also have a small boutique filled with local, handmade goodies.
My biggest obstacle right now is that I have absolutely no idea how to get there. I feel a bit like the girl on the left side of the page – a young girl playing dress-up in clothes that are way too big for her! In my personal effort to ‘begin with the end in mind,’ I am embarking upon my baby step journey from student to professional. Inspired by Lisa Sonora Beam, I too have decided to create my own blank slate – this blog. I have no name, no theme, no color scheme, or layout (yet!). This is the first step and I am excited to see what happens. It could be about my journey to landing my first job or perhaps (and I am secretly hoping) the roadmap to launching my big vision. Regardless, it will document my baby step process. Keep checking back to see what happens….