I participated in The Documented Life project in 2014 and really enjoyed it. They changed their format in 2015 and it just didn’t really speak to me so I passed.This year however, they’ve changed it up again and they’re doing what they refer to as DLP 2016 – The unPlanner. It’s basically a planner with mixed media elements. A winning combination in my option, as it combines 2 things I enjoy.
Since I have my 2016 planner set ups done and they’re working for me, I decided to forgo the planner aspect of DLP 2016 and instead combine it with One Little Word 2016, another year-long project that I’m participating in.
My word for the year is INTENTIONAL so you’ll likely see that often in my projects during the year.
Done on purpose; deliberate.
For this hybrid project I decided to use a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I created some mixed media style dividers and a dashboard using my gelli plate and also a title page to help me keep focus of my word.
My intention is to take the weekly DLP2016 challenges that inspire me and incorporate them into my monthly One Little Word projects. I haven’t really decided just how much of OLW2016 I’ll be sharing her on the blog because it contains so much personal information. For now I’ll share the artistic elements.
The Dare2B sheet is one of the downloads you get with the unPlanner project.
A friend from India sent me a lovely mandala card so I incorporated it into my planner along with some cute clips.
I hadn’t done last week’s DLP challenge so I did it this morning. Rather than list 10 books that have impacted my life, as the weekly challenge suggested, I focused on just one, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies. This book has changed my life in so many ways and I could not be more grateful for it. It has taught me how to recognize my own unhealthy thought patterns as well as giving me the tools to be free from them. I feel like there is still so much more I could learn as it’s definitely an ongoing process, but the positive effects of this book so far have been life-altering for me. I can see why so many people find success from attending cognitive behavioral therapy in New York City or similar to help them cope with feelings of anxiety, and it is something I should perhaps look into myself. I’ve listed some of the positive ways that CBT has impacted my life above.
My version of this week’s unPlanner project.
Recently I’ve been spending time trying to sort out some old personal baggage and how it relates to my present day life. There have been some rough days while I’ve been working through this process. Some more challenging than others, but it’s all been a necessary step in my growth. This page is a visual expression of my recent struggles as well as a gentle reminder to be gentle with my self.
If you’d like to learn more about either One Little Word 2016 or DLP2016 The unPlanner feel free to check out their sites.
Thanks for reading. I wish you a wonderful week.