While you travel so much, if you don’t journal a little you will forget over time, the names of the places you have been to, some experiences, your feelings, and maybe even the names of those you met. But remembering is not the only point here, writing helps you to connect with yourself, embrace what you are living, and become aware of how traveling makes you feel.
This is one of the reasons for which this blog was born (the other one is that my friends were constantly asking me tips about traveling or about how to become digital nomads). To start journaling, you don’t need to have a blog unless you want to, of course! (In that case, share it with us, by commenting down below).
You just need a laptop or a notebook and a pen. Whether you should write on digital or paper is up to you.
I am a writer (maybe you don’t know I have also a poetry blog: carmenmeanspoem), and I like to write by hand on actual paper. Also, as digital nomads, we already spend a lot of time on the computer, so in this personal time, it is nice to have different means.
Occasionally I give myself as a gift a new Flexi Paperblanks notebook with blank pages (I hate the lines). They are super charming. When the old notebook is gone, I send it to my parent’s home, or I just scan it before throwing it out.
Journaling is a powerful tool to create a memory of your journey and a way to be conscious of your experiences.
✌🏼 Putting it into practice: get some alone time and let the words flow!