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It Happened to Me! How My Vision Board Came True

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It Happened to Me! How My Vision Board Came True

Vision boards help us create a future that we desire. Here’s my story on how my vision board came true.

The first time I created a vision board I didn’t even know that I was creating a vision board. Huh? Yeah. Let me explain.

It was 2006. I sat at my desk at EHTP – a nonprofit organization where I worked as an education coordinator – watching elementary school students color on construction paper. At the time, I didn’t know that I wanted to be a writer. I was always a writer; I had been journaling since 12 years old and began writing poetry at 17. But I didn’t think I could or would be here, running a full-fledged relationship website. All I knew is that I wanted to draw. But just in that moment. I borrowed some colored pencils from the arts and crafts table and began my own masterpiece.

I put colored pencil to paper and began to doodle. I drew a desk. A clear, glass vase with a lily. A wall and a picture frame and the husband, children (a boy and a girl) and wife (me) that belonged in said frame. I added another frame with a diploma. A Masters of Arts in Writing. It was my diploma. One that I had yet to earn but was thinking about pursuing.

I returned to the desk with the vase and added a book. It was my book. It had no title. I didn’t know which stories would fill the pages, but I knew I wanted to publish a book some day.

I came to and stared at the picture that I had drawn, and realized what it represented – the hopes and dreams that I had for my career, my heart, and my life.

This was my very first vision board. All done in a daze without any awareness that writing things down, drawing images, and envisioning our future has power.
Now, it is 2014. I am the owner and Editor-in-Chief of this thriving online community. I published a book. I have a Masters of Arts in Writing. I have a wonderful man by my side. The kids will come later. We’ve already discussed it.

My vision board came true. It really did happen to me.

So, I am working on another. It’s been sitting in my imagination for over a year. This time my home office will be full of staff writers. The room will be painted fuchsia with black and white accent walls. There will be a clear, glass vase on my desk. A yellow sunflower will sit in it. And love, success and creativity will be in abundance.

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Today I realized that I am almost there. I received exciting news from Archipelago, the web and analytics company that manages LoveSujeiry.com. He said that this community – my baby that came to be unexpectedly – has tripled in numbers. From page views to unique visitors, LoveSujeiry.com is thriving.

I won’t bore you with the logistic, but I will say that this new vision board will come true. It really will happen to me. Again.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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