podcast show notes | episode 016 | documenting like a boss
This blog post serves as SHOW NOTES for our podcast — Cultivate a Good Life. This is not a comprehensive outline of everything discussed in this specific episode. The notes, links, and tips below are just some of what was mentioned. Everything we’re highlighting here will certainly make so much more sense when you’ve listened to this episode. If you haven’t already listened, you definitely should. And you should also just go ahead and subscribe to the podcast. It’s good stuff.
As humans we have an innate desire to tell our story, record our memories. and document in some way. But most of us struggle with putting our good intentions into ACTION! In this episode, 23-year memory-keeping veteran Becky Higgins sheds light on some ideas that are DO-ABLE, even if you have zero experience. By the end of this episode, you’ll surely feel inspired to do even just one thing that could be incredibly meaningful and valuable in your life. Buckle up because we’re serving up serious inspiration.
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These are just a few of the main points we covered in the show. Keep in mind that all of these are expanded upon in the episode. This is just a refresher to remind you of some things because there was so much covered.
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Becky Higgins mentioned a wooden box from Target that holds her Simple Notebooks.
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IDEAS FOR MEMORY KEEPING
- “We Noticed” journals for the kids.
- Q&A journals with the kids
- Personal journals, or as Becky Higgins calls it for herself: “Notes of the Spirit”
- Family Yearbooks
- Kids’ albums (check out this blog post for more details and helpful tips & videos)
- Video clips. Keep taking video, even if you don’t know what you’re going to do with it.
MAKING A PERSONAL OR FAMILY YEARBOOK
- Focus on this year; you don’t need to worry about the years that aren’t done. Start fresh!
- Online class about making a yearbook = LINK
- You can document in less than 10 minutes a week
- You do not have to be a scrapbooker; no skills required
- As you record, you may notice moments you wouldn’t have noticed before
“Your story is worth telling.”
Do even just ONE thing. It will make you feel amazing! And it will help you kick any feelings of memory-keeping guilt to the curb! You will be completely equipped to do something when you have the tools.
A couple other things that came up in this episode
Becky Proudfit mentioned her super short haircut years ago. You’re welcome.
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