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Vision/Wish/ToDo Board-the February Challenge

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Vision/Wish/ToDo Board-the February Challenge


When we lived in Northern VA, I couldn’t wait to return to FL. It’s not that I didn’t like where I was, but I missed our friends, the beach, and the weather. 

Someone suggested making a vision board for my desk with photos of FL, the beach, my friends, etc. 

Who knows if it worked but we did end up back in FL. My Wishes and ToDos have changed over the years. Now that I am retired, my focus is on things other than work. 

Not on my Vision Board is family because when we returned to Houston, that dream was met and continues to bring me joy. 

What’s in store for 2024?  


~Get back to my orchids
When I lived in FL, I had over 100 orchids. With each move…first to Northern VA, back to FL, and finally to Houston, that number has dwindled. 


~Get back to yoga

My neighbor taught yoga in her basement when we lived in Leesburg, VA. I took one lesson and was hooked. It’s time to get back into it.  

~Get back to weight training

I’ve tried Aerobics classes (back in the 80s when it was a big deal) but I love working out in the gym with weights and the machines.


~Reconnect with friends and not via social media

I feel that with texting and FaceBook, I’ve lost touch with friends that I used to have phone conversations with or even lunch. Let the phone calls begin.

~Read more books
While I am never without something to read, I want to focus more time on books.

~Edit what I have

You’d think that after the many moves we’ve made, I’d be down to a very simple inventory. Sadly that is not the case. I have been systematically going through my closet…the worst offender.


~Keep learning

I never tire of learning. However, I keep telling myself I need to learn another language. I took German in High School and college and even ran a German lab but that was years ago. It’s time to learn Spanish or French. 

It’s February and I have two orchids with spikes on them!


Share your Dream/Wish boards with us in this month’s challenge…Dream Boards: What’s On Your Wish List.

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Comments (18)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is right up my alley, Kathy I don’t know if people still say that in 2024, but I just did lol

Feb 15, 2024 05:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Laura Cerrano well...I still say "right up my alley" and you and I are what matters!

Feb 15, 2024 11:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - the editing process seems never-ending to me.  Reduce.  Reuse.  Recycle.  Rinse and Repeat too.

Feb 15, 2024 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs it is ongoing!  We edited quite a bit when we returned to Houston, then ended up buying some of the items we left behind!  

Feb 15, 2024 11:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I remember you posting about your orchids.....good for you for taking up that passion in earnest! Years ago on my vision board I began a tradition of purging in my closet twice a year! Another rule was implemented: As I brought new clothes in something was to go! That has worked well for me now after 10 years..its a habit!

Feb 15, 2024 06:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX when I was in FL there were orchid growers everywhere. I'm going to have to find them online now. I keep trying to one item in/one item out method but it's been hard. 

Feb 15, 2024 11:19 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Kathy and thank you for sharing this information on your vision board.  I guess I need to update mine.


Feb 15, 2024 08:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Share it with us Will Hamm Would love to see it. 

Feb 15, 2024 11:20 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It sounds like a year with some fun challenges in it for you. Your love of learning should make acquiring another language easier. I can already see those biceps flexing. 

Feb 15, 2024 08:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 when I was in college I read and wrote in German but if you don't use it, you know what happens.  I would much rather lift weights and workout with the machines than get on the treadmill! LOL

Feb 15, 2024 11:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! Those are all fantastic things to have on a Vision board!

Feb 15, 2024 08:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Thanks Kat Palmiotti I was excited the other day when I thought I'd found an orchid grower near me. Unfortunately, they'd closed a few years ago. 

Feb 15, 2024 11:25 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Kathy.

Your dream board is an inspiring and fun-filled activity that will ignite your soul. I share your love for orchids. Wild orchids are my soul flower. 

I applaud your desire to read more books! It's impressive how you find time for reading, even with your active presence on ActiveRain.

Thank you for all you do, Kathy.


Feb 15, 2024 11:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Orchids are one of my favorite flowers Kathy- Can’t imagine how beautiful all those varieties must have been in your garden!

Feb 15, 2024 11:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy those are great goal you have in your vision board for 2024.

Feb 15, 2024 01:56 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Love your Vision Board Kathy!  2024 is going to be an awesome year for you!  And BTW I do believe having a Vision Board DOES make things come true!  I need to work on mine soon.  I may need a refresh on Canva - it's been awhile.


And over 100 Orchids.....WOW!  How many are you caring for now!  That must be awesome!!

Feb 15, 2024 04:38 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Retirement takes life in a new direction, Kathy and I knew about the orchids, telling my daughter-in-law, Devyn about your love for them. Without working out, the body expands helter-skelter, without some form of discipline.

When you said that you were planning on doing a vision board, I decided to do one as well, a digital one and also the one in my home office. Thanks for the inspiration!

Feb 15, 2024 06:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Diane and I can not keep orchids to last for the life of us.... as to reading more books I already started:)Endre

Feb 15, 2024 10:05 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Now I am wondering if you also made a vision board that led to you moving back to Houston, haha.

Feb 16, 2024 04:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I haven't created my vision or wish board yet.  I do know I want to see my belly fat disappear.

Feb 16, 2024 08:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 16, 2024 08:06 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
You have a wonderful vision for 2024. I admire anyone who is successful with orchids. My husband was the green thumb in our family. He could grow anything. I also have some physical strength ambitions that didn't get on my vision board. Reconnecting is another thing. I have so many friends who have said, "Let's get together," and life seems to get in the way. We need to make it happen.

I hope all your visions come true!

Feb 17, 2024 04:14 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

We miss you in Florida Kathy Streib Glad orchids can also thrive in Houston!  Looks like you are as focused as ever!  😎 I can see you tolling around town in a red VW bug now

Feb 17, 2024 08:23 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Kathy Streib, working on my closet is always on my mind, I think I intentionally left that one out, not a favorite task for me.

Feb 21, 2024 01:18 PM