Library prepares community for 2022 with vision board


JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Library helps some people stay focused for the new year.

“It’s something you can do that’s constructive and quite productive in a way that doesn’t require a lot of skill to do it,” said Shayne Plunk, adult services librarian at the Jackson County Library- Madison.

The library wants to help the community prepare for the new year with a vision board.

“Just consider all the different aspects of life and think about what you really want, what will help you have a better year in 2022,” Plunk said.

Plunk says it’s a great way to stay focused on your goals for the New Year.

“It’s great to have a vision board to get an idea of ​​where you want to go for 2022. Being able to sit down and take about an hour to think about what you want for the year ahead is a great way to spend the last days of this year,” Plunk said.

Participants used magazine images and text for their own vision boards, but library executives say the sky’s the limit for what you can use for your own vision board.

“You can use books, magazines, old photos. Really there is no limit. It’s kind of just your imagination,” Plunk said.

In addition, each vision board is unique.

“My vision board is all over the place. There really is no rhyme or reason for anything, some of the things I’m passionate about and some of the things I want to do,” said Mark Santos, who was in creating his 2022 vision board.

“I do collage at home for a hobby, but it was my first time doing a vision board. I liked it. It was very relaxing. It kind of helped me to focus on who I am and my goals, my aspirations for the new year,” said Lorri Skelton, who was also developing a vision board.

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These participants had different goals in mind.

“I’m working on my leadership game. I spend a lot of time with my dog. As you can see, I put a little puppy in the middle of my vision board,” Santos said.

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“Pursuing some of the hobbies and interests I already have. I’m a hobby photographer, I like kayaking, hiking, that sort of thing,” Skelton said.

This event only took place on Thursday.

If you would like to see what other events the Jackson-Madison County Library will be hosting next year, click here.

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