Kim DeBlieck

    One Student’s Story: My Vision Boards

    by , June, 2017

    Six sum­mers ago, I was sleep­ing in my Honda Odyssey van. I was manic and unable to pay for my men­tal health med­ica­tions. My low-​paying part-​time job had me earn­ing just enough that my Med­ical Assis­tance ben­e­fits were denied. I lived on food stamps and pur­chased my food with an EBT card

    That Hal­loween, I was for­tu­nate to move in with Lynn and Bill, a cou­ple that has since become my dear friends. On a snowy win­ter day, I sat down in their kitchen and cre­ated a vision board. In the cen­ter, I placed a large, smil­ing sun. To its right, I glued a pic­ture of a hefty, happy-​looking, silver-​haired woman in a blue cap and gown, proudly stand­ing with her hands on her hips. Down below, I put a pic­ture of a blue back­pack with an A+ glued to it. There was also an image of a nest with golden eggs in it that I placed near the backpack

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