I’ve been home from Australia for five days. I’m still suffering from jet lag. The time difference (Australia is 17 hours ahead of me) – almost a whole day – is a killer. Both my hubby and I have been waking up at 3 am every night. I can’t seem to get back to sleep for at least a couple of hours. Then I sleep late, but I’m still tired, so I nap during the day. I try hard to stay awake, but it’s so difficult! So, last night, I stayed up until 2 am, and slept until 10:00. 8 hours. That should be good, but I am still tired. Oh well…I am sure I will recover eventually. If not, I’ll have to go back to Australia! lol.
Irecorded a video of a “flip through” my Australia travel journal. I have kept travel journals before, but this one is the best one yet. I was so diligent about adding to it daily. Some days I didn’t feel much like it, but I did it anyway. I’m so happy with the result. It’s thick, and heavy, and filled with memories. I love it. I started with a plain, kraft covered Moleskine journal with lined pages. The paper is extremely thin, so I often glued two pages together, and added washi tape down the side to keep the pages from coming apart. It is 7 1/4″ x 9 3/4″. I found it to be a perfect size for this trip. It was a bit big to carry around, but I made it work. This vacation was a dream vacation, and I didn’t want to forget a minute of it. We were there for 25 glorious days. If you would like to see some photos of our journey, click back through previous blog posts.
I got the idea for the washi tape and the tabs across the top from “The Documented Life Project”. This is a free group facilitated by five artists who collectively host this year-long challenge. It’s basically an altered day planner, with weekly prompts to keep you inspired. They have an active Facebook group, as well as a blog. I took the basic concept and applied it to my travel journal.
Here’s the video: