Whee! I finished my map!!!
I was feeling crabby tonight after a meeting at my kids' school; a woman I want to be friends with said a couple of things that bothered me. When my dh got home from his class the kids were asleep and I was messing around on the computer. I had told dh earlier that I had several projects to work on today and not much time. When he got home he asked me what the projects were ('cause I laughed when he got home and said, as you can see, I'm working hard on my projects). I told him the other two things I need to work on, and then I said, "And I need to finish that," and pointed at my foam board and pictures I cut out on the 17th. He said, "Ah, babe, you really need to work on it! I know how much it means to you and I would hate for you to be disappointed that you didn't finish it."
That was all the motivation I needed.
Once I started working on it, I got excited again. I went with my instinct and put the pictures where they felt right. Then I dumped them all on the floor and started gluing them. As I was gluing, I tweaked a little more. I put three pictures on as backgrounds, just because I loved them so much; one was a photograph of space from Discovery magazine and the other two were triskeles I printed from the internet. I plan on getting a triskele for my next tattoo, so they mean a lot to me. Oh, and I found two tiny triskeles in a magazine (I was so excited to find them!) and I put them on there too.
After all the pictures were on, I sat down and wrote out my intention statements (erm, is that what they are called? my desires? hmm, my haves?
). Then I used the new sparkly gel pens I bought and wrote key words all over the treasure map. That didn't feel like enough, so on the back I wrote out all my intentions again, with the sparkly pens.
Man, I am just so excited and happy, I'm so glad I decided to do this!! Thank you everyone for all the ideas and tips, I really appreciated reading them!