my vienna travel journals are one of my most prized possessions. that summer that i studied abroad in vienna was a magical time and i was really blessed to have a professor that recognized the importance of journal writing.
she gave us tons of journal writing assignments. a few i remember are --
1. go pray in a catholic church, write about it
2. spend 30 mins writing in a coffee shop
3. write about butter
she also shared tips and ideas. i began being more creative. i began saving bit and pieces of everything. i made sure that i wrote every single night. i bought colorful pens! it definitely helped that everyone else on the study abroad was in a journaling frenzy as well.
here are some of my favorite pages and some of my favorties ideas.
<< tapped in a german writing assignment about my family >>
<< used a little red bag to make a pocket for ticket stubs >>
<< tapped in my award from maria and whitney -- i also stole from cute TP from my professors house >>
<< i'm not exactly an artist but sometimes drawing is the best descriptor >>
<< other times drawings don't turn out like you would hope... but don't erase anything! that's the best advice >>
<< stick everything in! ticket stubs! stickers! photos from pamphlets! >>
<< made a pocket: people wrote down our favorite memory together from the study abroad on a separate sheet of paper and put it in >>
<< a count down to the end of the study abroad during the last week >>
<< tapped in special notes >>
<< a pocket full of tickets! >>
<< a ticket tapped next to a scandalous story>>
<< a calendar of our backpacking schedule through italy >>
<< a map of hallstatt that i updated with what we did at each place >>
<< wrote about very specific events for clarity >>
<< cut up a picture and right down fun facts underneath >>
i have continued to journal like this over the years and i really think that it makes a huge different to tape in bits and pieces of life. i definitely go through phases... sometimes i write and save a lot... and other times i don't. however, every time i travel i go right back into save everything mode because looking back through these journals is just such a treat.
hope this has inspired you to journal a little bit more! please feel free to ask questions.