Back when I did the "observation journaling" class, I had people do a list of their commonly-recurring symbols and interpret them. This is a COOL visual representation of the same. (Not from my class, but the same concept.).
from creativityforlife.com ... A longtime friend of mine came to visit me, we spent 2 days going for walks talking about things we could do together she mentioned that she would like to be creative but never really does it. So in the evenings we decided to start on a Vision Board experience.