Tonight we had Giordano’s pizza and started by talking about some field trips we might take. Some ideas we came up with: go see “The Color Purple” on broadway, go rollerskating, and go to the salon! So far members have been writing about their lives; Meghan, Shannyn, and Jen want to create new experiences for them, which will definitely give them plenty to write about (thanks to Tom for his help networking!).
Our activity tonight was very hands-on! Building off last week when we created poems about “where we’ve been,” this week’s focus was “where we’re going.” We created vision boards (collages) to represent things we want out of life. We cut out pictures, words, and phrases from magazines and drew symbols and sayings in order to create a visual representation of some of our dreams. “They” say that to get what you want out of life, you have to envision it first.
Here are some of the things we see in our futures:
Love, family, nice cars, diamonds, more love, travel, sisterhood, careers, and fancy shoes!
Some specific expressions from the boards are:
Si, me llamo Eboni
Perspective: some things are worth sharing
Singing and dancing is my thing
Wifey material babe!
I’m young and sexy
A welcome home
Next week we’re going to share the boards and use them as a springboard for some writing activities!