Course Description

Your story is worth recording but the very thought of writing some of the stories from your life can feel daunting and near impossible. Where do you start? How do you compile the stories? What format is best? How do you stay motivated? What about all the roadblocks in your mind that are ultimately causing you to feel paralyzed by the very thought of documenting? We feel you! Becky’s 25-year-deep professional career in documenting has been foundational for this fresh approach to getting your stories told, once and for all, in a format that is simple, gorgeous, very attainable, and with no creativity required. Come one, come all! This is for EVERYone — young and old, male and female, seasoned documenter or zero experience with documenting … and any stage of life! You’re about to experience PEACE OF MIND in doing one of the most meaningful things you could ever do … for yourself AND for those you love most.
Course Description
  • Audio + Video

    5 modules (some audio, some video) — totaling nearly 1.5 hours.

  • Self-paced

    Go through the content on YOUR preferred timeline.

  • Continuing Inspiration

    Receive ongoing inspiration, including regular sharing of sample pages, on instagram at @mymodernstory.

Course Curriculum

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction

    Audio (23:50)
    Project Title Ideas PDF

  • Lesson 2 — How to Get Started

    Video (23:00)

  • Lesson 3 — Pulling from What You’ve Already Done

    Video (15:46)

  • Lesson 4 — Overcoming Hurdles + Staying Motivated

    Audio (13:36)

  • Lesson 5 — Conclusion

    Audio (5:54)

About Becky

I’m really just a girl trying to cultivate a good life and help others in their quest to do the same. My 25-year career in documenting includes more teaching than I can quantify in the form of in-person classes, online classes, published articles and books, blog posts, social media, and our podcast, Cultivate a Good Life. I’m a passionate entrepreneur, hiking enthusiast, and a big fan of organization … but more importantly, I’m a wife, mother to 3, and friend to many.
About Becky

Is this course for you?

After reviewing everything else here on the course page AND checking out some of these points, you might have a better sense of whether or not this is something that feels right for you right now

  • WHO — This mini course is for anyone interested in being the literal author of their own story. No prior experience of any kind is required.

  • WHAT — This is an approach to documenting with a focus on more words and fewer pictures most of the time. We get to the heart of documenting from your HEART with an emphasis on your thoughts, experiences, and personal growth. This is less about other people and more about you and your view of the world.

  • WHEN — Once you have your seat in the mini course you can go through the content ANYtime and completely at your own pace … but if you ask me, there’s no time like the present! You can get through the entire mini course in about 1.5 hours!

  • WHERE — As long as you have an internet connection to log into the classroom, you can be anywhere you’d like to be as you go through the audio + video content.

  • WHY — You are likely missing from the documenting that you’re doing … or maybe you’re not documenting at all (yet). Perhaps you focus on kids or trips. But what about YOU? You, the person … the unique human being with unique experiences, challenges, triumphs, and perspective. Yes, you. It’s time. No one is more equipped to tell your stories than you.

  • HOW — Grab your seat right here, right now, on this page!

Testimonials

  • “This mini course changed the entire direction and focus of my documenting and uplifted the whole of 2020. Becky teaches with warmth, grace, and skill in an easy to understand way so that you, the student, feel competent and inspired to begin the process. I never enjoyed writing, I am not a journal keeper; however, I proudly created 62 pages so far and I’m just scratching the surface!”
    —Courtney

  • “My Modern Story has encouraged me to document more about my own life, my values, my memories, and what I want my children to have for years to come. I love that the course and the movement are helping me with a tangible way to document me and my stories. It’s teaching me the value of expressing and recording what’s inside my heart.”
    —Laura

  • “My Modern Story has allowed my voice to be heard. I was always afraid I didn’t have the words or the skill to be able to document my story. I love that I’m learning to let go of the fear and embrace the parts of me and my life that I want my children and my grandchildren to know about. Things that before I would have thought no one was interested in, I now think are what makes me, ME. Thank you!”
    —Julie

FAQ

  • Q: How long does it take to complete the course?

    A: The total length of all the content in this mini course is less than 1.5 hours (less than a typical movie length!) so you can easily get through it all in one sitting, or you’re welcome to spread it out and watch or listen to one lesson at a time. You’ll have unlimited access to the content so you can go at your own pace and come back at any time for a refresher.

  • Q: Do I have to be logged into the classroom at a certain time to participate in lessons?

    A: Nope! Our goal is to make this as easy for you as possible. We know everyone’s schedule is different and time zones aren’t always kind when it comes to allowing us the ability to connect in “real time”. For that reason, all lessons in this course are self-paced and available to you all the time. No need to worry that you’ll miss a lesson because you aren’t available. The content will be here when you are.

  • Q: Can I download the video/audio content to my computer or mobile device?

    A: The audio + video content are protected within the site and available for listening whenever you’re logged into your account on your computer or mobile device. While you will not be able to download them, you will have access to them indefinitely so you can listen to the content whenever you want.

  • Q: What if I have questions as I work through the course content? Is there a “help desk” of any sort?

    A: For tech support in the BH Classroom, email classroom@beckyhiggins.com.

  • Q: Do I need anything more than my computer or mobile device to complete this course?

    A: You may want to print the PDF provided in the course. We encourage note taking and jotting down ideas when they come to mind, and we highly recommend having a notebook. Check out the BH Simple Notebooks that are available exclusively in our shop.

  • Q: I would love to give this course as a gift. Is that possible?

    A: Not only is it possible, you’re super smart and awesome for considering it! We’re sure your friend will love you for it! Because the mini course is free, all you need to do is point your friend to the BH Classroom and they can sign up directly with their own email address.

  • Q: I’ve read through the FAQs and still have a question. Who can I ask for help?

    A: We’re here for you! Simply email classroom@beckyhiggins.com.