I’ve gotten a few requests here and there to expound on what kinds of things are going on within the class.
What are the prompts? What are you doing?
Obviously I can’t share all the information going on within the class, but if you follow me on Facebook, you do see that I give hints as to what we are doing. So if you don’t follow me on Facebook, here’s a little visual sampling on what we’ve been doing or getting in the class.
Each week I pick a subject to dive into for those memories during our early years (0-20). You can tell what some of these subjects are by the pictures. I also ask questions or provide ideas or fun ways to journal as well as share tips on how to get those memories going in your head. And let us not forget the PDFs and all the free shapes for each week’s subject too! (as seen above)
But in addition to all that is the Facebook group made specifically for class members to write and share their ideas and memories or approaches to this project. I’m loving that because my way is not the only way (don’t tell my kids that ;) ). And I love hearing other people’s memories of certain subjects.
You don’t have to be a scrapbooker to do this. It’s all about journaling…with a little ‘foo foo’ mixed in (if you want to use it).
Here’s what a couple students have said:
“Loving what we are doing so far. I thought I did not have many childhood memories and can’t believe the memory flashes I have been having over the past day.”
“I am not a scrapbooker…..I have a very dear friend that introduced me to your website for the history project. I have talked to the whole family and we are so excited about doing the project together. Mom=86……….Me=63……….Both children=44 and 39………grandson=21 and will encourage the new grandson=6mo. I am just excited to have all those “hints” to jolt my memory. Thank you for the excitement going on in my head and my heart.”
And there is one group of people that are working on this project together like a book group, which I think is a fabulous idea!
I believe it’s the working together and sharing of those memories that helps inspire us to remember even more moments. And how fun is it to get to do it with your family?! My whole family is doing it too. I haven’t read their memories (yet), but they are reading or hearing about mine….which is the whole reason why I’m doing this. Leaving something of me behind for them.
I’m very excited about that.
If you’ve been wanting a glimpse at what’s going on in there ;), I thought perhaps I’d share a ‘page’ from The History Project PDF.
Perhaps this will help you to decide if this project is for you. And remember, you don’t have to have started at the first of the year to do this class. You can pick up and run with it at any time. All the information is saved in the class structure so you can pick and choose from the subjects you haven’t done yet. There is no ‘behind’ in this class.
My motto is, ‘Don’t think. Just do.’
The time is now. Write your story now.