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Dream Boards: One of My Strongest Memories

Oct 24, 2019, 9:45:00 AM

I can recall the night my parents took us to a night full of poster board, glue sticks, stacks of magazines and plenty of people I didn't know. It's one of my memories from childhood that still stands out. One that had a large impact on my life moving forward. 

Image result for nike if you let me play print adI can't place why this night so strongly stands out in my memories. Was it a fun night? Yes. The setting was a big ballroom at a hotel I thought that was too far away from our house, but nothing super memorable about it. 

What I do remember is, for what I thought was the first time, I was given free reign to declare exactly what I wanted in my future. Not only did I get to say what I wanted but I got to put in on a board and stand up and share it with everyone in the room. The ad to the right was actually on my board. And a phone because what young girl doesn't want their own phone?

It seems funny that a few hours cutting and gluing is something that I remember so fondly. That simple activity as a child has carried me through so many years, yet I haven't kept up with the activity any longer. Why is this?

As adults we fall into habits. Believing by writing down our New Year's resolutions will actually help us stay on track. Or we make lists on paper, as an email draft or in our phone's note sections. Yet, after a few days I tend to turn the page or start a new note. Those thoughts and resolutions are now gone. Are you the same as me or have you mastered a technique that helps you stay on task for AN ENTIRE YEAR?

Why am I sharing this story about my childhood dream board? Well, we are bringing the activity back for you. Growth Dynamics is hosting our own dream board night on Dec. 11 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the West Chester University Graduate Center. 

This event has a small cost for attendees. We are providing all materials and dinner/refreshments for those who attend. The fee is $10 per person or $20 per family. We strongly encourage all members of your household to join us at Dream Board night. Please contact Sarah for more information about the night and to reserve your space. We are limited to 55 people in the room so do not hesitate to claim your spot.