A Place For My Thoughts


With every vacation, and this case looming vacation, I like to have a journal to record my thoughts and have a place to glue those things that we think will make good souvenirs into. I did this for my cycling adventures and now have a cool book to look over when I want to remind myself of the journey.

I suppose, if I wanted to take a tech only approach, I could just refer to my blogs and I could take more pictures of the stuff I want to keep as souvenirs. I certainly enjoy making blog posts about my travels and my Instagram account also seems to love it–but at the same time, something tactile to open and close seems a bit more satisfying.  It is also something personal for me.

As for my upcoming trip to Costa Rica, thanks to an early Christmas gift, I now have a book and pen to record my thoughts, impressions, and all those pesky pieces of paper (yes, I take glue with me) I seem to collect on vacation.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to A Place For My Thoughts

  1. Glue stick! What a good idea. I have mementos from my time in China many years ago – much of which I had always meant to put into albums for my children, which invariably meant multiple pieces of paper. And a pen! I have a small journal.

    • Anthony says:

      If I do it at the time, then things are chronologically correct, and done. It doesn’t look very professional, and there aren’t time for frills (and my handwriting can be bad when I am tired( but it seems to work best for me.

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