Recently I applied for a campus rep position for a company and made it to the second round of applications. The next step was to create a mood board. Last semester I had made one before the semester started and never really followed it, so this time I decided to make it differently. Instead of just goals I put more symbolism in place and didn’t put down anything I could fail to do or not achieve. I have a feeling that this will lead to a more inspirational board and less scary to look at. Let me explain my board a little.
Pantone released their color of 2020 and it is Classic Blue which stands for calm, connection, stability, and confidence. I looked at prior years and their colors, but something about the classic blue struck me. It might be my craving for stability to ease my anxiety or the calmness I try so hard to achieve, but I enjoy seeing the color. Classic Blue for the win and sole color on my mood board.
Someone posted on Instagram about having a word of the year. I had never heard of it before, but the writer inside of me got excited. The next step was to Google and search on Pinterest for every word in the dictionary. After many hours and a whole bunch of words, I settled on resilience. I came across this cute graphic and figured you would like to take a look at it to find your 2020 word!!
Look up colors and their meanings to find one that speaks to you. Start with the color first and then move on to your word. The color will set the tone for the whole mood board so it’s a big choice! When choosing both think about your goals and aspirations for this year. What do you want 2020 to mean to you? What do you plan on working towards?
Now, you get to pick out the images that best represent who you are. They all need to be compatible to make your mood board consistent and pleasing to look at. Nothing negative or sad! All of the images should be some form of what you want 2020 to bring you. I’m a sucker for quotes, but I didn’t want it to look overcrowded. I decided to find images with words that had different fonts of all sizes so it didn’t overpower the entire mood board.
Here’s my mood board explained-
- The butterfly stands for the self-growth I want to see in 2020. There are so many ways I want to improve on and I am making an effort to become the best version of myself. I know every year I will change, but I want this year to be transformative.
- The “Jump at your own risk” sign stands for the opportunities I want to take advantage of. My anxiety can lead to being more reserved at times, especially when I am at a low point and experiencing a little of my depression. This year I want to force myself, even if I don’t feel like it, to take every chance I’m given.
- The ocean pictures and “a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” quote represent the obstacles I have overcome. I discovered a lot about myself in 2019 and while I have done some hard work in therapy and worked with others to improve my mental health I still struggled with having mental illnesses. I blog about it and try to assure others that they are not alone and amazing no matter what they may be going through, but I still struggle with my diagnosis. I’ve faced some waves and I want that to fuel me to make 2020 my year.
- The glitter is there to make me happy. I love glitter and for some reason, it just puts a smile on my face.
- The Vogue cover is there because I want to feel good about who I am. I want to look in the mirror and be proud of who I am. I also want to work on what I wear because I’d love to wear more outfits I feel confident in. Also, I want to work for Vogue someday.
You get to make 2020 whatever you want. Nothing will change this year if you don’t make an effort for it to change. We already are in the second month. Time is going by and the best day to start is today. Send me your mood boards- I’d love to see what you make and what each piece represents.
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