Gabrielle Union’s Vision Board For The New Year Includes Cosmetics Line, Trip To Machu Picchu — And A Baby
We all have at least one friend who loves to throw vision board parties when the new year begins. Over wine and snacks, you cut out images from magazines that best define your hopes and dreams for the year ahead. The reasoning behind it is simple: if you can visualize it, it will happen.
But vision boards aren’t just reserved to everyday women with big aspirations. Even stars like Gabrielle Union like to make them and truly believe that they work. In a new cover story for Redbook’s March issue, Union talked about the things that have come to fruition after creating a vision board.
“I make a vision board every year,” she said. “Some of the pictures on my first one were of a haircare line, Kenya, and a Clearblue pregnancy test. As goals manifest, I’ve been able to look at my boards and say, ‘Damn, I put in a lot of work and deserve it.’ That’s helped me to stop feeling suspicious of joy. To not sabotage something before I’ve had a chance to do it because I assume I’ll be rejected.”
So what are the newest dreams she’s trying to make a reality? She already has her own show in Being Mary Jane (and is the star of an upcoming Bad Boys spinoff pilot), a loving partner, a line of clothes with New York & Company and a hair-care line called Flawless. What’s next? The 45-year-old told the magazine she has a specific destination in mind, that she wants to enter into the makeup industry, and she is still looking to have her own child soon enough.
“The only things that have not come to pass are a cosmetics line, Machu Picchu, and a baby,” she said. “I’ve had the positive stick, but also a number of miscarriages, so maybe I just have to go more specific and show a woman with a human being traveling through her orifices. I’ll put those things back on this year’s board and see what happens.”
Union, for the record, is already a mom. She is stepmother to husband Dwyane Wade’s sons, specifically Zion and Zaire. She said the boys greatly changed her outlook on motherhood.
“I never wanted kids,” she told PEOPLE last year. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”