Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sending Postcards to Yourself

Sorry for the long time between posts ... I just returned to England from a three-week backpacking trip around Europe during our spring break from classes! I traveled with a couple friends through Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, furiously jotting down notes in my journal all the while. So many new places, languages, cultures, fashions, people ... I felt like my writing muscle was on overdrive! With so much constant creative stimulation, it became exhausting to try to write down everything. Instead, I focused on soaking up the experiences and jotting down notes to myself to remind me of things -- notes that I can look back on and expand now that I am back in my dorm room in England.

Another helpful trick I found is to send postcards to yourself with notes anytime you travel anywhere. It's a great memory-booster to see a visual image of a place along with your own thoughts and remembrances. Not traveling anytime soon? Write a letter to your future self, filled with your goals and words of inspiration, and open it in a month or a year's time.


Jamin said...

Hi, I saw your interview with Debra on her blog. That's some pretty nifty stunts you've pulled off!
I know that feeling where you don't think you can take anymore information!
Do you mind if I link to your blog?

Dallas said...

Thanks for your kind words! I would be honored if you would link to my blog. Thanks! :)