My Vision Board + How I’m Using It To Achieve My Goals for 2019

I’ve had so much great feedback on social media about all things vision boards and goals this year so I’m sharing a peek into my personal vision board for 2019. Hopefully you can find some inspiration from this post also!

Vision Board - 2019 Life Goals

This post is a little out of the ordinary for the normal home decor how-to’s, but you might have noticed that the end of 2018 I worked on incorporating more lifestyle and quick read posts into the blog. I’m so excited to be adding another side to The Emree Collective this year with lifestyle posts and I don’t just want them to be your typical “Lifestyle” you think of when you think of bloggers, I want these posts to help you, make you think about stuff whether it’s doing something or making a new habit in your life. After all, my goal here at The Emree Collective is to inspire a creative life + home! With that, I’m sharing a peek into my personal vision board that I created for 2019.

I went the old school route with my main vision board this year and used a corkboard and magazine clippings to create my vision board. You can read more about different types of vision boards and which one might be best for you here. Since my life is pretty much centered around all things design, I had a handful of old books and marketing materials from my trip to Atlanta Market back in July so I used those and a stack of old Magnolia Journal Magazines to make my vision board come to life. I quickly got to work clipping a pile of inspiring words, colors and images before I started laying it all out.


Vision Board 3 Ways - Corkboard

I took a good amount of time moving my clippings around my vision board before I even thought about touching the tape or push pins. This helped me make sure that there was a good flow to my vision board so it’s always easy to look at throughout the year. I also worked to group everything together accordingly… for example – my word of the year to keep as a good reminder, my personal life and my career/business life.


Vision Board - Word of the Year

A few days into the new year I was asked what my word of the year was going to be. I’m not going to lie, I was stumped. But I also remembered reading an article in the Winter Magnolia Journal about setting a word for the year. I ultimately decided on the word PROGRESS for myself. 2018 was a rough year for me both personally and in my career, but things started looking up by the end of the year and I’m so ready to make progress and see how much I can do, learn, and grow throughout the year. I knew I wanted this to be the center of my vision board because everything will really stem from this reminder.


The right side of my vision board focuses on my career and business goals. Starting at the top with my pillow shop, I already have some amazing and exciting things lined up for Defined Designs Shop that I can’t wait to share. I added some inspirational items to keep me going and driven to do all the things this year. Similar to the bottom of the right side where I pulled in some items for my interior design career. I started a new job back in October after a rough point in my six year career at my old company and I’m so excited for all the opportunities and growth potential in the upcoming year at my new job. The “What Will You Start?” inspiration is just a little note to remind me to go kick butt every day at work.


The left side of my vision board is a lot more about my personal life goals… because we’ve all got them, right? A little reality with a little humor tied in because you can’t always take yourself too seriously. The bedroom image is to represent taking time to myself to rest and relax, I definitely didn’t do enough of that in 2018. And of course the typical NYE resolution items like bikini season, having fun with friends and dreaming big things.

Vision Board 2019

And lastly – I hung my vision board in my bedroom in between my bedroom door and the door to my bathroom so I’ll see it every morning when I leave. Also, when I go into my bathroom, my closet or even just hit the lights. It’s the perfect spot and it’s even pretty and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb with all the neutrals I used! Have you created a vision board yet this year? What are some of your goals for 2019??

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  1. Lisa Autumn
    January 23, 2019 / 7:24 AM

    Ahhh this is so inspiring babe! Well done!

    x Lisa |

    • Emma
      January 28, 2019 / 10:12 PM

      Thanks Lisa! Sticking with it is the hard part but posting about it helps with accountability!

      xo, Emma

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