All right readers, I need some inspiration!
As many of you know, come June 30 our family is embarking on what we hope to be a prolonged adventure.
The last time we went on a long trip was about 10 years ago B.K. (before kids). My wife and I took unpaid leaves from our jobs, bought a pair of ‘around the world’ plane tickets and did some cool things.
During this 100-day excursion, we each kept daily journals. I recently came upon them in an unlabeled box in the basement. I’ve spent the last few nights thumbing through them and am so glad we had taken the time to jot down a few pages about what we did each day. There were definitely days it felt like work to keep them up.
What was most remarkable though, was the flood of memories that surfaced as I read through the pages of mundane daily activities of what we saw, who we met, moods, trials encountered, and the like. There are experiences I had definitely forgotten, but recalling the littlest detail seemed to be able to bring me back those places in a blink of an eye.
With that said, I’m looking for suggestions of creative ways to document our experience while we’re abroad. I’d like to create a keepsake of some sort that we can call upon 10 years down the road to be able to rekindle those memories – be them good, bad, or indifferent.
I think this blog will take care of some of this, although I’m afraid my frequency and quality of writing will hamstring things a bit. That, and I want to experiment a little with multimedia.
I have a couple of ideas and would love to hear yours. My requirements are:
- I want to be able to capture something every day
- I don’t want it to be overly time-consuming or difficult to implement
I’m hesitant to blatantly rip-off something someone else has already done, but I’m thinking of twists on the following examples.