the only time i write in a journal is when i travel. it’s my way of remembering what i did each day… otherwise it can become a blur.
they’re easy to make, and perfect for travel: open up the accordion on one side, and you’ve got 4 pockets for ephemera. open on the other side, and there’s the journal. i use an extra large hair band to keep it closed.
my newest journal is for my sorta-annual birthday trip to europe. i’ll be heading back to amsterdam for the first time in 2 birthdays this friday night. my journal is ready.
(in reading my old journals, a common — and surprising — theme emerges: i usually really want to be home after 5 days. i tend to forget that part once i’m home because i immediately want to go back…)