Tips for Creating a Vision Board

Using prints to create a vision board is a great way to get inspired to achieve your goals! Images are really helpful for me to get inspired, but I’m honestly more of a wordy gal – I like lists and phrases that get me straight to the mindset I want to have. The over-arching goals that I chose for my vision board are 1) to start a business where I can work from home, and 2) that the business will be centered around creating art that reminds others of the love of Jesus and who God created them to be. This vision board is really the inspiration I’m using for the Tribin Tribe Studio, our newly launched digital prints shop.

You can make your vision board in whichever way that represents you and makes you feel excited to achieve your dreams. It could be a hodgepodge of photos and phrases, or it can be very organized and cleanly laid out. Whatever helps you to envision your objectives. I hope you feel motivated from this blog post to create your own vision board!


1. Decide what you want to achieve.

Make your goal as specific as possible. Once you’ve named your goal, think of the ways in which you will accomplish it. Take that big, long-term goal and make it smaller and smaller until you have attainable steps that you can carry out daily. For instance, if you have a career goal, make a list of all the things you need to do to make it happen. Breaking an ambition down into tiny, achievable tasks will make you much more likely to make the dream into a reality. Make sure to add these items to your vision board so you will constantly be reminded of them. Use this free printable to help you discover what an important goal is for you.

2. Choose the colors and overall mood that best suit your vision. Some examples:

  • Black + White | Modern.
  • Yellow + Teal | Beachy.
  • Neutrals | Vintage.
  • Green + Brown | Travel Adventure.
  • Rainbow/Bright Colors | Fun.

The colors you choose are meant to help you organize your thoughts by making the words or ideas leap off the board and grab your attention. For some people, they focus better when their goals are written out in black and white. Others work better with more abstract illustrations – bright colors and symbolism. Think about what theme or colors work best for you! I chose a cactus theme 🌵💕 Because I’m obsessed with them recently 🤗

3. Use very thought-out words and images to clearly showcase your goal.

Think of a few key words that will motivate you to keep working towards your goal. Print out images of the people in your life who have come beside you to support you, or who you are striving to achieve this goal for. Clearly write out a checklist of your mini-tasks that will get you where you want to be. Pick colors that make the undertaking fun and exciting. Check out my Pinterest board to get some creative ideas!

4. Print out your photos and lay them out to see the best placement.

Before you glue anything down, make sure you play around with the placement and see what works best with your vision. Again, some people like it to be neat and orderly, while others like a more abstract design. Go with what best suits YOU. Let this board be a reflection of your heart and ambitions. By laying everything out beforehand, you´re still able to add or change until you get the look you desire.

5. Put together your board!

This is where you get to see it all come together (: I used a piece of recycled cardboard and glued onto it a decorative background first. Then I used a glue stick to paste down my prints. Once I finished gluing everything, I let it dry for a few hours.

6. It’s finished!

This is how my vision board looks now that it is fully completed. I am so happy with how it turned out! Now I can put this up in my office to inspire and remind me of what I’m reaching towards and why.

I hope you all enjoyed this how-to and that you share this with your friends and family! Make sure to check out our shop and purchase some prints for your board that you can download straight to your computer! We are just starting out so we greatly appreciate your support. Love you all!!

Sincerely,

Hannah


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How I’m Learning Past Tense Verbs in Spanish

 

¡Hola, amigos!!

I’m actually excited to get to the more challenging + complex level of learning Spanish. Learning the conjugations of “estar” and “ser”, or how to say the names of different animals, is all in the past 😋

I am feeling very determined to become fluent in Spanish. It was a dream of mine before I ever met my husband, Pipe – and I’m finally starting to feel like it can actually become a reality.

🇨🇴 Join me on Duolingo!

So I’ve come to start learning verbs in their past tense forms 🙀🤦🏼‍♀️ Basically, a whole other chart to memorize… I first started learning about this form of conjugation on my Duolingo app. However, the app doesn’t explain conjugation. So I decided to look up some commonly used verbs that I can memorize in the past tense conjugations.

I found this website that has such a GREAT chart that shows you how to conjugate verbs ending in -ar, -er, and -ir.

1. MEMORIZE. The very first thing I did with these new words is I re-wrote them by hand in English and in Spanish so that I could begin to memorize the meanings.

2. FLASHCARDS TO LEARN CONJUGATION. I took those words and made flash cards that I could study. Once you learn the endings of the regular verbs it gets a lot easier. You can just apply the same principle to all the words that end the same.

3. PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Once I finish memorizing the vocab, I’ll move on to the practice questions they provide on that web site 👆🏼 Here are some more practice sites that I found!

4. READ A BOOK IN SPANISH. Another great way that I’ve been learning my past-tense verbs is through reading. I went online and typed in “4th grade reading list”. I took that list and searched for the titles in Spanish. I try to read a chapter a night, using my dictionary to understand any difficult words!

5. WRITE A SHORT STORY. Once I finish the practice sheets and feel pretty good about my memorization, I want to write a short story using all the verbs I’ve learned. An even better option would be to make up a sentence and say the sentence to a Spanish speaker. Try and have a conversation.


Now what’s really gonna be tough is when I get to the irregular verbs 🙈

Besides the flash cards, practice questions, and the duolingo app, I’m just talking a lot with my husband, his family, and our friends! Talking is definitely the best strategy for learning a new language.

What are your strategies for learning another language? Share them in the comments!

❤️ Hannah