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Vision Board 2024

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Real Estate Agent with Falcon Property Company

FINDING BALANCE

Growing up in a strict, religious home, thinking about wishing for things or manifesting what we wanted was the vilest of endeavors. "If it was the Lord's will, He would give it to us." 

It took me a half dozen decades to not feel guilty for freely asking and imagining my blessings. When I am blessed, others are richly blessed. I don't believe the "name it and claim it" philosophy, but when we envision our dreams, we are more likely to work toward those goals. 

My mother would be concerned for my immortal soul when I'd get excited when we were prospering. I spent years trying to explain that I couldn't help anyone if I didn't have money with which to bless them. There's a balance I'm obviously still working on - prayer, attraction, positive energy, living in kindness but manifesting prosperity. I obviously don't have the answers, but I'm doing my best. 

VISION BOARD 2023

When a friend invited a group of us last year to make Vision Boards, I was excited but still experienced some of the old childhood guilt. The older I get, the more I believe in the Laws of Attraction. Life has been difficult the past few years. It's imperative for me to remain positive and get rid of the negative influences in my life. I made my first vision board last year and hung it in my office. I looked at it daily and achieved several of the items on the board. As the year progressed, I believe a lot of it had to do with the focus of working on those dreams that I saw daily. "Your life is as good as your mindset."

Coming into 2024, life is as challenging as ever. Concentrating on the good, the positive, the things I want and need in my life, I have no problem looking toward the things I desire as we deal with life's tests. So I was thrilled with this February Contest as it motivated me to refocus on what I'm working toward this year - ATTRACT - DON'T CHASE.

VISION BOARD 2024

In 2019 I got cancer. Serious cancer. After a major operation and a year of chemo, I found myself sixty pounds more than I was when I started. The doctors told me constantly that it was the steroids and that as soon as I was done with the chemo, it would fall off. They lied.

I worked hard to get half of it off, and in the past two stress-filled years, the other half hasn't budged. This year I want to concentrate on wearing the clothes I used to wear - not for any reason other than to be healthy and feel vital again. 

I have two out of three books written in my new trilogy. The third is outlined and the draft started. I want to publish those this year and would love to make the NYT Bestseller list. I made the Amazon Bestseller list a couple of times, and I'd love to expand. I recently had the covers made, so I'm excited about those.

Daughter Number One's house burned down two weeks before we moved into our new house, so four additional adults and four dogs moved in the day we did. It's been two and a half years of rebuilding, and prayerfully they will be out in the next few weeks. There are several things I'd like to remodel, but it would be difficult with all these people. Those projects are part of this year's vision. My dear friend Candice A. Donofrio told me, "Do not be married to mayhem." I'm holding on to that. 

I have ALWAYS wanted a cabin in the woods. I don't even need to own it, just somewhere I can go, close enough to escape on weekends, on a lake so I can fish. 

Sales are thriving this year, so I'm ready to have a banner year. Again, with five daughters and five grands and a slew of people I know who are in need, I want to prosper to bless others. 

I intentionally didn't read any of the other entries before I wrote this because I didn't want to be influenced. But thank you, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and Kathy Streib, for this motivation. I think I hit the salient points, and I believe! 

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You definitely have a clear vision of what you want and that’s a great thing. I wish you all the best in the new year and beyond!

Feb 29, 2024 10:46 PM
Mimi Foster

Thanks so much, Laura Cerrano. Hope life is treating you well.

Feb 29, 2024 10:55 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Mimi. You summed it up well with "Your life is as good as your mindset." And given your life experiences you have one great mindset. Enjoy your day.

Mar 01, 2024 04:12 AM
Mimi Foster

Thanks so much, Wayne Martin. Hope you're doing well.

Mar 03, 2024 12:50 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mimi - it's interesting for me to learn how our visions are developed.  That history along with so many other factors are uniquely ours. 

While I have read parts of your story over the years from following you here, there are still pieces that are falling into place, I won't say this post completes it, but it is now fuller. Does that make sense?  Ongoing and continuous. 

Whenever I see a post by you or your name somewhere on AR, it's a day that seems a little bit better.  Happy March 1.  

Mar 01, 2024 04:14 AM
Mimi Foster

What a nice thing to say, Michael Jacobs. I feel like I've learned so much from you. Thank you for your kind words.

Mar 03, 2024 12:51 PM
Michael Jacobs

😃

Mar 03, 2024 03:34 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Well done with your Vision Board. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your upcoming weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Mar 01, 2024 04:53 AM
Mimi Foster

Thank you, Bill Salvatore - East Valley. Beautiful weather in Colorado this weekend.

Mar 03, 2024 12:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am sending you a great big wish for a much improved 2024! I hope you manifest that cabin, and there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve life!

Mar 01, 2024 05:55 AM
Mimi Foster

What a blessing your words were, Kat Palmiotti. You are so right. Just the thought of it brings me peace. 🤗

Mar 03, 2024 12:55 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

May your life continue to be blessed, Mimi! Reading about your trials and triumphs made me think of how resilient you truly are in this game of life. You are winning! Thanks again for submitting an entry to February's AR Challenge.

p.s. I sure hope you find that quiet place to relax and reflect.

Mar 01, 2024 07:48 AM
Mimi Foster

Thank you, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!. We just got back from a week in Southern CA helping a daughter and her husband pack up to move back to CO. We worked hard, but just getting away was such a nice change. Can't even imagine what a weekend in the woods could do LOL.

Hugs to you. 

Mar 03, 2024 12:57 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Hugs back, Mimi. 💗

Mar 03, 2024 06:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mimi- you have had more than your share of bumps in the road (more like hills!) but while I was reading your post, I sensed something very positive in your words!!!  You WILL have all that you want and deserve. 

My favorite line from your post..., I want to prosper to bless others. 

Mar 01, 2024 05:56 PM
Mimi Foster

You were one of my first "blessings" in the Rain, Kathy Streib. Thank you so much.

Mar 03, 2024 12:58 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Mimi,

I was so glad to see your post and your vision board from last year and for 2024. I can see why you want to prosper to bless others..that is so you! Here to 2024 being a very good year for you!

Mar 01, 2024 07:41 PM
Mimi Foster

Dorie Dillard Austin TX ~ I remember after 2019 (I had partial colon removal and a year of chemo, my husband had a partial colon removal and then prostate cancer diagnosis) that I couldn't wait for 2020. And then look what happened to the world. LOL So now I'm working on a day at a time and "manifesting" the direction I want to go in. 😘 Thank you for your encouragement!

Mar 03, 2024 01:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mar 02, 2024 06:10 PM
Mimi Foster

THANK YOU, Kathy Streib !

Mar 03, 2024 01:08 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Mimi Foster the universe is listening!  I am excited to read more of books as well😎

Mar 03, 2024 12:40 PM
Mimi Foster

After such a long hiatus from writing (chemo brain and covid brain are real LOL), I think my new books are so much better than the old ones, Eileen Burns 954.483.3912. I'll be happy to share!

Mar 03, 2024 01:09 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912

Let me know when you publish 😎

Mar 04, 2024 05:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mimi I am so sorry I missed your post thanks to Kathy Streib  featuring it I am here:) good to have you back sorry to hear about all your drama that you had...Endre

Mar 03, 2024 09:35 PM
Mimi Foster

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. Spent the end of February in LA packing up daughter #3 and her husband for them to move back to CO. Rained 90% of the time we were there. We worked around the clock but it was a "relaxing" break. Hope you're doing well.

Mar 04, 2024 05:41 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that God has made you fruitful in order for you to be able to help others out!

Mar 04, 2024 04:30 AM
Mimi Foster

Me too, Brian England! It brings me abundant joy.

Mar 04, 2024 05:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mimi:

There is so much positivity in your post and in your vision and I have no doubt it will all come to fruition, cabin in the woods and all.

Jeff

Mar 05, 2024 05:03 PM
Mimi Foster

Thank you, Jeff Dowler, CRS. I'm counting on it! Hope you're well.

Mar 06, 2024 01:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope all is going well for you. Have a very productive spring.

Mar 23, 2024 10:44 AM