Word Ghosts and travel

” To travel is to live.”

Hans Christian Andersen (“The Fairy Tale of my life: An Autobiography”)

Advertisements

Why write a Travel Journal?

Dear Fellow Journalers,

“Every trip consists of two simultaneous journeys. The outer journey and the inner journey. The outer journey is everything external: what you’re seeing, hearing, smelling, doing etc. The inner journey is what’s happening in your mind. Great travel journals weave the two journeys together.”  David Fox

I was going to start this month’s blog posts with the simple “the journey begins with the first step” but after reading the above, I realized that this type of journal means so much more than a flippant “remark” everyone has heard before. We’ve all taken journeys, haven’t we? Some of us took journeys to other states for family vacations or to attend college. Some of us have traveled abroad for business or pleasure. How many of us have souvenirs of those trips? How many of us have written a diary of that trip?

I wish I’d kept notes from my first trip to view colleges in states far from my own. If pressed, I could recall the different sights and sounds of life being lived in Maine or Virginia. I can remember how cold it was one winter in Minnesota and walking above a sidewalk inside a mall!

Far too often, I feel, we grab a passport, pack a bag and  after checking off the hundreds of tiny details to close up a home (temporarily) leave without a thought to writing anything down while on our fabulous trip.

So, this summer I propose a challenge in writing our travel journal. I know you’re thinking why do I want to do this? Your future self will thank you. Next week I’ll share some thoughts on how to create the journal as you travel.

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

Travel Journal

Dear Fellow Journalers,

“Every trip consists of two simultaneous journeys. The outer journey and the inner journey. The outer journey is everything external: what you’re seeing, hearing, smelling, doing etc. The inner journey is what’s happening in your mind. Great travel journals weave these two journeys together.”  Dave Fox

I was going to start this month’s blog posts with the simple, tried and true statement: ” The journey starts with the first step.” But after reading the above quote, I realized that this type of journal means so much more than a trite statement we all have heard a hundred times or more. We’ve all taken journeys haven’t we? Some of us took journeys to different states for family vacations or to attend college. Some of us have traveled abroad for business or pleasure. How many of us have souvenirs of those trips? How many of us have written “diaries” of those trips?

I wish I’d kept notes from my first trip to view colleges in states far from my own. If pressed I could recall the different sights and sounds of life being lived in Maine or Virginia. I can remember how cold it was one winter in Minnesota and walking on a sidewalk ABOVE the street in a Mall.

Far too often, I feel, we grab our passport, pack a bag and after checking off the hundreds of tiny details to close up our homes (temporarily ) we leave without a thought to writing anything down while on our fabulous trip. So, this summer, I propose we write a travel journal. I know you’re thinking why do I want to do this? Your future self will thank you. Next week I’ll share some thoughts on how to create the journal as you travel.

‘Til then, (I was going to end with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, theme song “Happy Trails to you” but again, we’ve heard that before too!)

Sallie

Paper Daydreams- Old and New

Dear Fellow Journalers,

“It’s the end of an era and the celebration of future endeavors!” A friend of mine told me  that on the  day of my retirement.

I wrote that quote on one of my first pages of my journal to remind me of the past and to motivate me to always look forward. Someone remarked offhandedly the other day, that the plans we made before retirement usually took on a new shape. She told me that the plans she had made flew out the window, the day one son was deployed overseas, and the other one came home from college. So much for free time!

In the year since, so many things happened and so many of my  plans that I had made fell apart only to have new endeavors take their place.

My husband and I are not world-travelers by any means, but we have explored our state and ventured beyond its borders to sample new food and visit local attractions.  We’ve had a lot more time to spend with our Granddaughter “L”. She’s such a joy to our family. Although she’s entering the “terrible 2’s” stage,  she still has some mannerisms that are delightful.  My crafting time has increased and I more confident to try new things.   NEW ENDEAVORS!

I took down my e-commerce site uniquelyyourscards.com last month with some sadness, but I look forward to more blogging. I have to tell you that about  6 years ago, I thought about blogging but at the time I was working for a very demanding company and the hours were long and to be truthful I doubted my own abilities. What would I say and could I even keep a schedule? Well time has taken care of that and all of you and my contributors have told me that what I share matters and what’s more, you look forward to each post! WOW –  who knew?

I joined a new club in my town and am volunteering more. I’m even thinking of joining a book club. Next time I’ll give you some insights into my future pages.

~Sallie

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. You may reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscraftjournal@outlook.com

Calendar

September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
Heartfelt Creations

Uniquely Yours Cards~ Celebrating all occasions with a handcrafted touch ~

A Part of Me to Share

a writer's blog

Life Vest Inside

Listening to my heart, one journal step at a time.

kelleysdiy

Where Creativity and Imagination Creates Wonderful Ideas for Your Home!

Awaken Everyday

The Copper Beech Institute Blog

Novelty Revisions

Putting ideas into words.

Real as the Streets

Faithfully Authentic

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Audrey Pettit Designs

Listening to my heart, one journal step at a time.

%d bloggers like this: