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Enjoy It All! January 25, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Happiness.

Here’s my completed Vision Board . . . turns out my “mind map” for 2012 is full of hedonistic pleasures:

But wait . . . where’s the chocolate?


Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Crowing Crone Joss - January 25, 2012

woo hoo. you are in for one awesome year and I bet you’ll find lots of chocolate along the way!!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Happiness = Chocolate! πŸ˜‰

2. souldipper - January 25, 2012

Here’s a woo hoo from the other end of Canada. All the best in achieving all your dreams, Nancy.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks, Amy! Loved playing around with all the wonderful possibilities.

A great reminder of how GRAND a simple life can be.

3. Pocket Perspectives - January 26, 2012

2012…..looks…..goooooooood……!! : )

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Doesn’t it?! I’m excited. πŸ˜€

4. jannatwrites - January 26, 2012

Hey, I didn’t see “work” anywhere on there! (Never mind me, I’m just jealous ;))

Looks like 2012 will be the year of ‘eat, drink and be merry.’

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

I hear ya, Janna. Maybe I should to do a more “serious” mind-map and vision board with a few less hedonistic goals . . . πŸ˜‰

This was great FUN to put together tonight.

5. Perfecting Motherhood - January 26, 2012

Oh, I thought about doing one of these for 2012 and then I wasn’t really sure what I’d put on it and wanted to give it some thought. I’m glad I didn’t make one yet because I’d be burning down now, having to change my plans after my husband’s accident. That’s one thing about life, it’s always changing.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Your husband’s accident has definitely changed the “landscape” of the next few months for you ~ but it may also cause the most important priorities to take center stage.

Doing a vision board with the kids might be a FUN activity.

Perfecting Motherhood - January 28, 2012

Before the accident he was first pick at a position he’s applied at his company, with more travel and more money. So I was ready to make changes to our routine (handling the kids on my own) but also take on less freelance projects because of the financial relief, and work on more personal creative projects that have been sitting on the back burner. If he doesn’t get that job, I’ll have one vision, and if he’s lucky enough they want for him to feel better and give him the job, it will be another vision. So right now, it’s a lot of wait and see. If there’s one thing I don’t like about life, it’s uncertainty and lack of control!

nrhatch - January 28, 2012

I think that’s the benefit and beauty of a vision board ~ it doesn’t have to address what will happen (because we never know what tomorrow will bring).

Instead, it gives us the FREEDOM and CONTROL to choose all the things we WANT to have happen. And sending that intention out into the Universe increases the chance that our dreams and visions will come true.

6. sufilight - January 26, 2012

A delightful vision board! πŸ™‚ I am surprised, I have never made one as I have watched The Secret and read the books.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Same here, Marie. I’m more inclined to write what I want . . . by creating lists with features that appeal.. Using pictures (and words) from magazines was FAST, EASY, and EFFECTIVE.

Now my intentions are pointed in the right direction.

7. Tilly Bud - January 26, 2012

Not too hedonistic – I spy ‘organic’ and ‘healthy living’.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

That’s true. I guess I should have said that my mind map is focused on sensory pleasures “in the NOW.”

8. bluebee - January 26, 2012

The Cat in the Hat – do decipher, Nancy

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

I’m wondering about that Cat in the Hat in the corner . . . reading to the mini Cat in the Hat. Maybe me? . . . I cut out an ad this week for a part time teacher at a local pre-school.

I love being around tiny tots. Maybe I could be a traveling storyteller/reader and singer/guitarist . . . roving from one preschool to the next in the area? That might be FUN!

9. Victoria-writes - January 26, 2012

Looks like it will be a brillant year!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Lots of color and vibrant images . . . and whimsy. A very experiential year ~ YOLO boarding, parasailing, and savoring fine cheese boards. πŸ˜‰

10. granny1947 - January 26, 2012

food for the soul AND the body…I like it.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

As soon as I saw it this morning, it made me smile with anticipation. πŸ˜€

11. Lisa Wields Words - January 26, 2012

I think it looks lovely, and not hedonistic at all (after all you included things like healthy living and did not include chocolate). I do think, however, chocolate is crucial in small quantities.

Enjoy your 2012.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks, Lisa. I agree. It’s more about living in the moment (without getting wrapped up with long term goals) than it is about hedonisitic consumption.

But . . . if I had seen chocolate in the magazines I flipped through, it would have been front and center! πŸ˜‰

12. jelillie - January 26, 2012

The chocolate is on my board. You can borrow some if you want! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks! Life without chocolate would be bleak, indeed. πŸ˜€

13. Booksphotographsandartwork - January 26, 2012

Looks like you intend to keep very busy. I think I need to make one of these also.

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Linda ~ I expect you would love the artsy crafty nature of picking and placing photos and pictures. You could do one with your grandson the next time you have “Arts & Crafts” together. .

14. Tori Nelson - January 26, 2012

Funny thing is… my vision board ONLY looks like chocolate. I could have used a little of your creativity!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

That’s great, Tori. Chocolate makes the world go round, right? πŸ˜‰

15. spilledinkguy - January 26, 2012

Sorry. I ate it. A bit papery, really, though… so…
Seriously, though, Nancy – I hope all these happy visions materialize for you in ’12!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks so much, Bob! I am amazed at how the vision board has filled me with an extra dose of “enthusiasm” today! My feelings of gratitude and happiness are “sky high.” πŸ˜€

16. suzicate - January 26, 2012

Go back and pin on the chocolate…at least, you added the wine and coffee/tea! I’ve been thinking about mine since last night…haven’t gotten to it yet, but sure hope to soon!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

After having done it, I’m convinced that it’s a good way to get in touch with some of the things that we really want to Be, Do, and . . . Eat! πŸ˜‰

Have FUN with it!

17. Three Well Beings - January 26, 2012

Wondrous…and fun! Debra

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks, Debra . . . it whetted my appetite for the coming year. πŸ˜‰

18. Joanne - January 26, 2012

Nah…! It’s not ALL hedonistic ~ can I have a copy of yours? πŸ˜€

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Yes, you may.

It’s not all hedonistic . . . but it is present moment oriented. Be Here Now. Om . . . _/!\_

19. Maggie - January 26, 2012

I love it! It seems like you’ll have lots of fun!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks, Maggie. 2012 is going to be a FAB year. πŸ˜€

20. thirdhandart - January 26, 2012

Awesome vision board! Best of luck in 2012 Nancy. Looks and sounds like it’s going to be a great year. BTW I think you’d make a great teacher!

nrhatch - January 26, 2012

Thanks, Theresa. I’m giving it some serious consideration.

When I ran the AmeriCorps program, I spent a fair amount of time with young children in schools, after-school programs, at libraries, in parks, at museums, etc.

My favorite site visits were with pre-schoolers and kindergarten age kids. They are so curious about learning and the world and have such high energy levels. Such a treat to be around.

I also loved spending time with my nieces and nephews when they were 3-5 . . . just learning to talk and willing to say anything. πŸ˜‰

21. kateshrewsday - January 27, 2012

Great idea Nancy! Project for our half term!

nrhatch - January 27, 2012

Excellent! I expect Maddie and Felix would enjoy creating a Vision Board . . . for the coming year and the years to come.

22. eof737 - January 27, 2012

It is excellent; colorful and adventurous! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - January 27, 2012

Thanks, E! It’s a FUN project. Since I still have a stack of magazines to recycle, I may turn the board over and fill up the other side with more ideas.

23. misspinkles - January 27, 2012

Great vision board!

Good luck!

nrhatch - January 27, 2012

Thanks! I am going to look at the board in the morning . . . to set the tone for my day.

24. Julie - January 27, 2012

This is an inspiration! I’m literally sitting here with my blank board next to me. I vow to start glueing over the weekend!!!

nrhatch - January 27, 2012

Yay! That’s so cool. I just love how many people said that creating a vision board is “on the agenda” . . . I just hung mine up in our closet where I will see it EVERY morning and night. It makes me SMILE! πŸ™‚

25. Cmsmith - January 30, 2012

It looks like you had some fun, so you are well on your way. But I would add the chocolate.

What are the cups for?

nrhatch - January 30, 2012

The stacked blue cups are included because:

* BALANCE on this “precarious” journey through life is key
* Art and Museums are a wonderful way to enrich our lives
* Coffee is my favorite way to start the day

26. Tokeloshe - February 1, 2012

Well done!
Thanks for sharing.

nrhatch - February 1, 2012

Such a FUN project. And it makes me smile everytime I think about all the possibilities to explore.

27. Rainee - March 9, 2016

It looks fabulous! The cake does too :). I did something similar several years ago. I was so pleased with the result I took it to a picture framer to apply it to a solid backing. I kept it for years.

nrhatch - March 9, 2016

It’s a fun project for a workshop because people can work and chat and choose and paste and laugh and let their creative juices flow.

I still have mine too.

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