My excitement for the project is through the roof! The last year has brought so many changes. One of my best friend’s moved across the pond to England, I moved across the country to Edmonton, another started full-time teaching and another got married. It’s been a year of big things. And it’s been amazing.
With all of us being so far apart now, we wanted to come up with something to keep us all linked. Enter our travelling journal.
Inspired by the travelling pants, the whole concept is for us to document whatever happened in our lives, in our respective places. To share interesting facts and exciting stories. And to receive awesome mail every so often.
It started in England, and made it’s way over to me to get decorate the cover and add whatever my heart desires. Now it’ll be on it’s way to the next location. We’ll just keep passing it around and documenting and sharing, and soon it’ll be full of so many memories. It’ll eventually show the wear and tear of travelling miles. It’ll have so many stories written on its pages. But mostly, it’ll be filled with so much love.
Tash added these adorable little sticker representations of us! Love them!
We came up with some parameters for our notebook, just to give us some direction:
- Return to the next person within 5 days
- This is so we’re forced to document in the moment, rather than “wait for something cool to happen.” The emphasis of this journal is supposed to be just simple every day moments.
- Include something extra for the individual you send it to, ie. a separate card, little gift, picture, etc.
- Write a couple pages about your day; include where you are when writing it, new and exciting tidbits of info, etc.
- Ask any individual (or all!) a random question they must answer
- Doodle! .. or cut and paste, or staple, or sew. Get creative!
- You don’t have to keep the same rotation going – send it to whomever you want!
One of my favourite parts about this project is the fact we’re sending actual mail! I love mail! How about you guys? Do you send actual mail anymore these days?