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My Journey as A Vision Board Creator Part 2

Updated: May 19, 2021

My vision board creating experience has been eye-opening and helped me to realize what I truly want my life to look like. Currently, I am in the middle of a 180-degree change in my life. Although I want this change to happen, there have been many moments of self-doubt. Moments where I ask myself what I really want in life. The steps I am taking to get where I want to pair well with is this truly what I want my life to look like. This thinking has been my most recent roller coaster of emotions. Then, I decided to become a vision board creator. This vision board has helped to remind me that after the deep digging of making this board, this is what I truly want. And the steps I am taking are necessary to get there no matter how hurt or upset I feel about leaving something I truly care about.

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Recently, I wrote about my first 3 words that were on my vision board.

My first word was freedom. Right now, my career dictates my life. I feel I am missing out on a lot right now. Things that I need to be successful. And there is just a part of me that I feel I'm missing. And this is freedom.

My second word was growth. I want to always be learning so I can perform at my best as a human. I want to learn new things and about new cultures. Building a veggie garden has been on my wish list for a while and I just haven't gotten to it. I want to make this a reality. My brain scan is a huge priority. And when I'm ready to do so, I will be able to get my brain scan. I won't have to wait until summer break or certain times of the year when I'm off to do so. I will be able to just plan and go.

My third word was inner peace. I want to continue my wellness routine that I have going right now and possibly make it better. I want to learn how to be more present in a moment instead of feeling rushed to get through it. I want to be able to just take the world around me in.

Vision Board Creator: Relationships

This takes me to my next 3 words. The next one is about relationships.

One of my biggest fears in life is to be in an un-affectionate relationship. This can be any kind of relationship... friends, partner, family. Because affection to me doesn't just mean touching. It means telling someone you love them, trust them, being able to open up to them about anything without judgment, and so on.

When I feel this is happening, I start to distance myself so I don't get hurt. This can be any kind of relationship. I have done this many times. Self-defense. I'm not saying it's healthy because it's not. But it's what happens. My body and brain will tell me to shut you out. There are a very special few people I can get over this hump with. Communication about my feelings is not a strong suit. So, when I start to feel this way it will take me a while to tell you about it. Or I may never tell you. It depends on who I trust with my feelings.

As an introvert, my feelings and actions get misunderstood a lot. So, the relationships I have are very important to me and they run deep.

So, I felt relationships belonged on my board. After doing some digging, I realized relationships in many forms were more important to me than I thought.


The fifth word I chose was about service. I want to give back and help the people in my community. My passion is brain health and it is what I am building up a business around.

I want to speak and educate others about the importance of taking care of your brain and living a brain-healthy lifestyle. I want to teach others how to love their brain even though it's something we don't always think about. We really take our brains for granted. When, really, it's the first thing we should be thinking about. Because... it controls our actions, our movements, and how we live our lives.

Spreading the word about what you can do to love and take care of your brain is very important to me.

I have a mission to inspire others to love their brain and live a life full of possibilities. And that's what I plan on doing. I am devoted to the growth and development of all humans who are full of potential.

Dr. Amen wants people like me to spread the word about the importance of brain health and that's what I am going to do.

Last But Not Least: Authentic

My 5 vision board words are freedom, service, inner peace, growth, and relationships.

The word that ties these words together is authentic. This is the glue that holds all the rest together.

I want to remind myself to be authentic in all the endeavors in my life. When I have the freedom I've been wishing for, I want to be authentic. I want to be true to myself and continue being true to others. I want to be authentic in my service. Transparency is important to me. I want my clients and the people I work with to trust me. Speaking to someone personally is important to me. And I want to share my experience with others.

During this growth period in my life, I want to make sure I remain true to myself, my values, and what I want to do in life. I don't want to become pushy, greedy, or "too much." I want to just be me.

Authenticity in relationships is very important to me. Making sure others know how I feel about them is not always easy. It's something I work on a lot. But I want the people I have relationships with to know that I care about them. This requires authenticity and trust.

In other words, no matter what I do in life or where I go... I want to be authentic and remain true to myself. No matter how much my life changes... my morals, values, and people in my life will remain intact.

Ashley Allen

Certified Brain Health Coach

Owner of SustainaBrain

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