I Want to Tell You About My Vision Board!


I am currently taking Liv Lane’s Project Light Year e-course ~ a whole year dedicated to living with purpose, intention, compassion, joy, Spirit, and light. Our first assignment was to create a Vision Board {that’s mine at the top of this post!} Rather than write about my vision board, I’m sharing it with you today in my first-ever VLOG!

Be kind… this is my first time using iMovie and there are some rough transitions. And sharing my vision board — my personal goals and dreams and hopes and intentions — feels a bit like baring my soul!

{That said, here’s a fun game: Bonus points to the viewer who can identify the word that most reveals my Min-ne-SOH-ta accent. It’s in there ~ you betcha! :) }

If you think you’d be interested in the class, there’s still time to sign up for a full year of abundant and intentional living… you can learn more here. {This is my affiliate link.}

{And did you notice the new graphics for my site? New picture, new tagline, but same me… mindful, joyful, and thought-full!}


Today’s post is part of the Finish the Sentence Friday linkup. This week’s prompt is “My best dream ever was… OR I want to tell you…” And we were encouraged to do a VLOG! Click the image below to read more or link up!

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  1. says

    Wonderful first Vlog and I truly loved getting to see and hear you for the first time here tonight and will tell you that I think your vision board is wonderful and truly just perfect for you, as I have gotten to know you here on FTSF. I love that everything does blend perfectly and seamlessly together on your board, too!! :)
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  2. says

    Was it post? Was the word post??? You know that you’re asking for trouble having people say what word shows off your accent :-)
    We have a vision board too. I think it’s a great tool to help you stay on track. It’s really easy to forget why you’re doing things on bad days, if you don’t have a visual reminder. Thanks for sharing yours!
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Yes! You win! I couldn’t believe it when I watched the video, I sound like I’m from “Fargo”! :)

  3. says

    I love your vision board!! Especially that you added sparkly jewels. And yeah I hear about your self-care. I love your first vlog, and your view about life. But um. Also? Sorry if you think that there is ONE WORD shows your Min-ne-SOH-ta accent?? HA – your whole adorable self and voice is Min-ne-SOH-ta!!!

  4. says

    Although I grew up in Ohio and lived in Michigan for a few years, I’ve been told by many people that I have a Minnesota accent sometimes. I hear it every once in a while, and I have no idea where it comes from! (Btw, “post” was the most indicative, but I heard MN in a few words 😉 )

    I think the vision board is a great idea. It would be a helpful tool for an ADD girl like me … a visual reminder of what I want to achieve because so often I feel like I end up just winging it and bouncing around.

    Loved hearing and seeing you!
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks – I also enjoy finally “meeting” bloggers in their videos. And yes, it was “post” – I hope that’s not how I usually say it!

  5. says

    So Susan Michael Barrett of Wonderments came and commented on blog, and she mentioned YOU on her blog so here I am. Glad I found this! I just got a new job as the tech person in my school. My school district is Westonka. Sound familiar? Maybe, maybe not… I live in Mound, MN! So I am a fellow education person and blogger of all things Taoist. (Not quite Buddhist, but close!) So glad I found you. I will definitely be putting your blog on my bloglovin!
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      I teach in the West Metro, so we’re practically neighbors!! Glad Susan pointed you my way… I’m eager to check out your blog!

  6. says

    I LOVE your vision board babe…so creative, beautiful, and empowering. I couldn’t identify your “Minnesota” accent, but I also kept the video low as I am at work…shhh…don’t tell anyone, LOL
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, Jessica — I would love to see you vlog someday too! It’s so fun, it feels like you’re meeting people!

  7. says

    I don’t have a great ear, so I could not identify your accent. I even went back to hear you say “post” again – now I hear it, but it’s not super strong. Anyway – that is not the point of your vlog, I know. I love your vision board – it reminds me of collages we made in college – cutting out the things we loved and pinning it on the wall. I suppose it’s the same concept taken to the next level. So great to see you and hear your lovely voice, Sarah!
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, Dana. Yes, it totally reminded me of the boards we made for friends in junior high! It was really fun to put together!

    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      The course has been fantastic. It’s so empowering to take time to think about the big things in life…

    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Yes, that was my revealing word! I enjoyed yours too – tried to comment but disqus wouldn’t let me. I was going to say I don’t even know who Adam Levine is!!

    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, Natalie. I have seen people share theirs online so it was fun to actually do one. Felt creative and inspiring…

    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, Liv, and thanks for making such a great tutorial that inspired me to make my own. And yes, I’ve decided that “balance” just doesn’t really exist… we’re always in motion.

    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      omigosh all of them! I’ve lived in MN my whole life, so I guess it’s unavoidable. Miss you too! Guess we all just need to vlog more :)

  8. says

    OHMIGOSH I loved this and ‘meeting’ you and hearing your voice. It was a really well done vlog (and wow – you managed to edit – I have NO idea how to edit and that totally put me off, in addition to having nothing to say).

    It was interesting to hear about your board. It’s a cool idea. BUT these things made me laugh and really REALLY made the vlog for me

    “I know it’s backwards and there’s probably a way to make it not be backwards, but this is my first vlog, so it is what it is.” *grinned huge*

    “Coffee…healthy eating…discipline…meditation…OOH AND SPARKLY PRETTY BITS” *eyes shining, giggling*

    “I’ve never been known for my brevity” *FanGirling*
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, #1 fan! I think the sparkles are definitely my favorite part. And the editing wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It’s all a learning process!

  9. says

    Sarah…it was so great to see you and hear you! I didn’t vlog today simply due to lack of time these past couple of days but I’m so glad you did. The word was “post”…let me just get that out of the way! Lol! I love the idea of a vision board and hope you consider it a compliment and not total thievery that I plan to do one of my own.
    I think the best part of this whole blog was the moment you said that balance was intentionally left off of your board because “we never really find balance..we just dance around it.” Thank you, thank you, thank you. Validation!
    Loved it through and through!
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    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, Sandy! Yes, balance is often too hard to strive for… we just need to dance! And I don’t consider it thievery at all … I think it’s so empowering to create vision boards so go ahead and do one!

    • Sarah Rudell Beach says

      Thanks, Kate. This is my first one I’ve done (besides the junior high ones) so it was super fun to do!

  10. says

    I went to a motivational speaker that told us about the “vision board”. Ever since that day I have had a vision to have a vision board. I have yet to create one because most of my visions are completely unrealistic like being a famous juggler or flying to work with a jet pack but one day I will make one. I love this idea and I’m jealous that you have one :)

  11. says

    It IS really pretty! I am inspired by you. I had a vision board at one point but it didn’t work for me, but having listened to you I feel like I have a better grasp of how to approach this correctly.

    I’ve recently finished reading “The Power” the sequel to The Secret, as I’m sure you know. I haven’t read the latter and didn’t realize that vision boards were a concept introduced in that book. I believe in the law of attraction and I love the Huffington Post example you gave in your vlog. About a week ago I was reading a history book to Ben and we were reading a chapter about the cavemen. The author is actually an art historian, Ernest Gombrich, so there’s a lot of art references, which really appeals to me. In this particular chapter he mentioned the cave wall paintings, such as the ones in Lascaux, featuring animals. He said we didn’t know exactly why the prehistoric men depicted animals but that it was probably a form of magic, trying to summon these animals into their reality for hunting purposes. I immediately thought of the power of attraction. I suppose these may have been the first vision boards… Thanks for yet another thought provoking post. :-)
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  12. says

    I have a vision board too! I was in a book club for awhile and one of the books we read was The Secret. While I didn’t love the book, or completely subscribe to it’s theories, I do love my board. And I’ve actually been thinking about sharing it on my blog…..

    Good luck with your course!
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