Friday, September 4, 2009
Dream a Little Dream Board
By Robin Kaye
Last April, I was at the Washington Romance Writers Retreat and I heard P.C. Cast talking about her writers’ journey. She’s had one heck of a trip and has since become one of my heroes. But that’s a story for another blog. One of the many things that made a huge impression on me was when P.C. spoke about her dream board.
P.C. Cast put all her dreams on a poster board and looked at it often. The day she hit the USA Today Best Sellers List, she thought to herself that when she hit the NY Times list, she’d have to make a new dream board because she would have accomplished all the dreams she put on it. P.C. took another look at her dream board and realized that she’d put the USA Today List, not that NY Times List! It was time for P.C. Cast to make a new dream board.
I went right home and started on my very own dream board because, like P.C. Cast, I want to achieve my dreams. I want to see my book on the NY Times List, to vacation at the beach, take my kids to Europe, move back to the mountains, and spend weekends with my family on a really nice sailboat. I want to finish remodeling my house and have a beautiful kitchen with double ovens and a Wolf stove. I want to be fit and healthy. I want a nice little sports car and a garage to park it in. I’d love to go shopping and not worry about breaking the bank. I want to escape, exhale, relax. I want to write my books and achieve my dreams.
I spent a couple afternoons with my friend Jess putting together dream boards. I checked out countless magazines, ripping out pictures and phrases that encompass my dreams. With Jess’ artistic help, we glued and pasted on the pictures, and today I have my board hanging in my bedroom. It’s one of the first things I see when I wake up and one of the last things I before sleep.
So tell me, do you believe in creative visualization? Do you have a dream board? If you don’t, what would you want on it?