So what do infertility, a Roomba, and a corner office have to do with each other? Well, a whole heck of a lot.
A while back I blogged on the topic of vision boards: A Fertile Mindset: To Fulfill Your Dreams, You must first see.
No, vision boards are not magical like the infamous Ouija Board, which answered questions by some dark force no one could explain (except that your little brother was pushing it).
Vision boards are a tool to help you get crystal clear about what you want in life, and to provide you with a place to put those dreams down so you are reminded of them when you begin to wander. They also give you something to go back to so you can see just how many of your visions have sprung to life.
On my vision board from several years ago I had prominently placed an iRobot Roomba (costing ~$400-$500). I put it out of my mind, yet I yearned for that little magical vacuumer–a sanity saver in our split-level house with four animals. Well, through a synchronous occurrence of events at the end of 2011, I now have “Geraldine” cleaning my floors–and she came free of charge!
I also have “a corner office” on my vision board–something whose likelihood was near zero because although a manager, I work part-time. Well, at the end of last year by a fluke series of events (or maybe not so fluke), I ended up with an office, and a desk, looking right out of a floor to ceiling window.
So perhaps the moral of this story is don’t be afraid to dream in detail, and to dream big, only you can limit yourself. Make a vision board and dive into the pool of possibility. Release all of the details surrounding how your visions will come to pass, and enjoy the ride along the way.
You see I had forgotten about that Roomba picture on my board, and I had long ago let go of any expectation about the corner office. Yet the seed was planted and when the time was right, they effortlessly came to me.
Don’t be afraid to dream your dreams of motherhood in vivid detail. Put them down on a vision board, release all need to understand the how, and believe that they will arrive at your doorstep–just like my Roomba and corner office–when the time is right–though much sweeter, much more kissable, and much more deeply desired, loved, and appreciated than simple machinery (though I am pretty darn fond of Geraldine) or an office!