Saturday, November 23, 2013

Project Life Weeks 42 - 46: cultivate a good life

This week I watched several hours of this 3-day long course by Becky Higgins: Scrapbooking with Project Life on CreativeLive. A lot of it was about her products, but she also had good advice for simplifying your memory keeping process, ideas for photos to include, and thoughts on why memory keeping is important.

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One thing Becky Higgins said was that documenting your everyday is a great way to keep a pulse on your life. When you look back on your pages, you'll see where the holes are. When was the last time you had a date  night? Is something out of balance in your life? Where are you focusing your efforts and attention? Is that what you want?

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Looking back at my PL spreads recently, I see tons and tons of food pics. I've been cooking a lot of food. That's not a bad thing all the time, but oftentimes I'm forgetting to capture other photos of everyday moments with people and other daily objects, habits, and activities. When I look back at my life years from now, I don't want to just see photos of food!

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Project Life has been an awesome experience for me so far this year. Taking it week by week, I don't often get overwhelmed. And the thought of knowing that I'm going to put this week into a scrapbook makes me want to get out there and do stuff. Live a good life so I have something worth documenting.

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These next few weeks, I'll be focusing on my December Daily album. But I plan on still making Project Life spreads with the photos I take. Before I know it, it's going to be the end of the year. Digital Project Life again next year? Probably. More living life? Going out there and capturing the good stuff? Absolutely.

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