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I’m currently taking Ali Edwards‘s 31 Things course at Big Picture Classes. I like that it’s getting me in the process of writing every day. Writing paragraphs. It’s amazing how much different my writing is if I’m not associating every few sentences with photographs on the blog. I like that the words take the center stage on these pages, and that the photos are the supporting part.

The prompts also get me to be a little more honest and a little more personal that I do in daily blog writing. And that’s good. I want the good, the bad, and the ugly to all be represented in my memory keeping. I’m thinking about having Jake write on these prompts a bit as well for memory keeping purposes, as the whole class is from my perspective.

I made a simple digital template (using Ali’s handwriting for the prompt name) for each page so that I can focus on the writing and not the design. I’m planning on printing out these digital pages at home. I’m going to put them in a custom wood journal!

P.S. You can see my first four pages from this class here.


125x125 31 Things, taught by Ali Edwards, is now available as a downloadable PDF! I paid for and took this class when it first ran and, even though I’m taking my sweet time with it, I LOVE it. I needed the push to really start focusing on writing in memory keeping, and the prompts in this class coupled with Ali’s unique perspective pushed me to capture important parts of my life that would have otherwise gone unrecorded. This is also a class very much based around the self, so if you have trouble documenting yourself as opposed to your kids, then you will REALLY appreciate this. As Ali says, “Your Story Matters.” I also loved reading Ali’s writing. I would have bought it just for that, honestly. This isn’t a sponsored post, but we are Big Picture Classes affiliates. If you purchase BPC classes or workshops through these links, you’re supporting the Nerd Nest. Thanks!