Project Real Life REDO

Starting this week, I’m re-starting the workshop Project Real Life with some friends. You can read more about why we’re restarting it together and how you can join in at Document Life Workshop today!

Project Real Life is a 4Expert course by by Becky Higgins I took care of Big Picture Classes. It’s a HUGE class (12 weeks long), so you’re in for 12 weeks of Project Real Life Redo posts on Tuesdays!

Project Real Life REDO // Megan's Plans

I’m planning on using the photo prompts from the workshop and working them into my regular Project Life spreads. I also want to use the awesome cards that came with the class, so I took them out of the one week from 2012 I’d completed. It annoyed me that I used a 12 x 12 insert anyway, so I rearranged a bit and cut the Design A protectors down to 12 x 9 and sealed it with a strip of washi tape (one of my favorite tricks, learned from Ali Edwards). The rest of the photos in the posts are my re-arranged first try at PRL Week 1.


Even though I completed the photo and journaling prompts from Week 1 already, I’m doing them all again this week. It will be interesting to see how things are the same or different from last autumn.


I’m sharing my Project Life posts on a week delay to give myself time to order photos for some weeks, so I won’t be sharing spreads on Tuesdays. Instead I’ll be sharing photos, journaling, and general observations on changes I’m making due to the class. The photo and journaling prompts are really amazing, but the main focus of the class is really lifestyle based. I think that the whole concept goes really well with Becky’s tagline, “Cultivate a Good Life and Record It.” I’ll be recording it, of course, but I’m also going to be sharing my thoughts and successes / failures on the whole “making life better” portion. I’m also re-watching the videos I’ve already watched and re-read the class content I’ve already read so it’s all fresh. I find that a good time to watch instructional videos is when I’m folding / switching over laundry.


I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’re going to redo Project Real Life too! Don’t forget to link up at Document Life Workshop if you’re playing along.


Have you ever fallen behind in a class? Here’s your motivation to try again!

P.S. This whole redo thing is not officially sanctioned or affiliated with Big Picture Classes, but they do think it’s a pretty darn cool idea!

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