As a traveller of the world i find inspiration everywhere, being crafty, i love to keep this inspiration in my travel journal. I am a nightmare for leaflets, stickers …… oh i love stickers…… labels, packets anything i can cut up and stick down with glue or my very pretty wash tape. My travelling partner in crime shakes his in despair some days when i get excited about buying stickers from a location we have been to.
Leaving home meant leaving a whole box, or two, of crafting supplies and just taking what was necessary. ALL OF IT. I may have started my journey with a hefty amount of crafting supplies none of which i could…. gasp…. throw away or leave anywhere. But two trips home has let me leave some of these supplies behind, making room for new ones to be purchased along the way. I may slightly regret leaving some things behind, mostly my polaroid printer, but nothing so important that i can’t buy or live without.
I though you might like to see inside my current journal. I’m onto my third one now and this one i love as it was my christmas present from my travelling partner in crime. It has a sea green/ turquoise leather cover with orange page edges and i have attached a squished penny, my new found addiction, to the string.
Here is some pages from things we have done in the last month.
The only problem i have found with this journal is that it has the dates in already. So far my other journals have been blank pages. This meant if a trip needed 5 pages for a day it was no problem i could use 5. If nothing happened for a month i could just document the big things and not worry about the timing in between. With this one, however, i feel more pressure to fill in the gaps. I don’t normally put pressure on myself to journal everyday as during the working week nothing much happens. I have also got a bullet journal/ daily journal where i write in note form the day’s events and even in here i use stickers, receipts or pictures to show a day if nothing much has happened. I am trying to forget abut the days and journal with as much space as i need even if it means going over a few days before or after i will just cover up the days and leave the correct date showing.
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