Journal Travel Kit

Summer finally arrived and that means school is out and most of us leave home to go on amazing trips and adventures. Those memories need to be documented of course. If you are like me the best but also most challenging part of preparing a trip is packing all your journaling supplies. It is very hard to decide what to take and what to leave at home. Luckily help is on the rise because today I want to show you which of my supplies I like to take with me on a trip.

My Journals

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As you might know, I have multiple journals and I can’t take all of them with me when I go on a trip. This is why I usually stick to just these two. The blue one is my art journal and the other one my traveler’s notebook where I do my everyday journaling in. My Bujo usually has to stay at home.

Date Stamp + Ink Pad

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My date stamp travels with me as well. It is from paper poetry and I use it on every journal page I make. Besides my date stamp, I sometimes take some of my favorite stamps with me as well but that depends on the trip.

Washi Tape

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Of course, I can’t leave the house without washi tape. Before every trip, I go through my collection and pick out my favorite ones or ones I think I might use on this trip. I put them in this pencil case that fits them perfectly.

Stickers

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Stickers are always great to take with you. My Paperkumaco stickers are my favorites so I always take some of them with me. Just like with my washi tapes I usually go through my collection of stickers and decide which ones I might use on my trip.

Ephemera + Journaling Cards

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Besides stickers and washi tape I also decide on some ephemera and journaling cards to take with me. I try to stick to just a few that fit the trip.

Watercolors

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My watercolors travel with me as well. I just love them so much I can’t leave them behind. I usually take just one water brush as well as two little jars for water as an addition to my watercolor pallet.

Pens + Pencils

My pencil case usually contains my favorite colors of my Tombow Dual Brush Pens, fine liners and some Muji Gel Pens as well as my fountain pen. There are my go-to pens. I use every day so of course, they have to join me on my trip. You can imagine my pencil case is very big.

Where do I put everything?

Now the trick question is where I put everything? I have this pouch which is intended to be used for your toothbrush and other bathroom products but since it fits my journals perfectly I use it to carry all my journal supplies. It even fits my pencil case with my washi tape and my watercolors perfectly. It also has two pockets on the side which I use to store smaller things like my stickers in.

 

How to put together your own journal travel kit

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Journal With Me / Penpal Journal

Recently I have been getting a lot of questions about my penpal journal. Many of you wanted to know what it is or how I document my letters in there. I hope this video helps to answer all your questions. If you want to know something I didn’t mention feel free to ask me in the comments.

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My Penpal journal

June Evalutaion – Bad Times Always Come To An End

June Habit Tracker

June is finally over and July can only get better. June definitely wasn’t my month. There was so much going on and it was all very overwhelming. As you can see on my habit tracker I barely did anything creative. I was so afraid of having failed my big exams in April that I couldn’t find any ideas or inspiration. The week before I finally got my grades all I did was lay in bed all day. I couldn’t even get myself to go to school but let’s start from the beginning.

As I wrote about over the last couple of months I had some very important exams in April and I had to wait to get my grades until the end of June. For me that was like torture as I am very ambitious and was afraid I didn’t reach my goal. As the day came closer, my feelings got more and more overwhelming until it hit the point when all I could do was lay in bed.

One thing I really struggled with this month was keeping up my morning routine. Since I had my last days of school in June my whole daily structure got mixed up. First I ditched meditation because I couldn’t sit still and focus for even ten minutes. I was so nervous and then I gave up getting earlier because I didn’t have to school that early most of the time which made me feel less productive than I already felt. I hope I can work out a new routine in July.

Next, I really struggled with finding any ideas. I don’t think I made one art journal page I really liked in June and I didn’t keep up with my bujo at all. I only made two of four weekly spreads which is why I am not going to do a bujo flip through this month. My morning pages turned into afternoon pages and I barely wrote anything most of the days. In the end, my nonproductiveness made me feel even worse.

June Bullet Journal

The day I got my grades I was a mental wreck. When I got the report card I panicked. I ran outside trying to calm my breath and started crying before I even looked at the grades. Once I saw them I cried even more. Not because I was disappointed but because I was so relieved it was finally over and because  I did really good. I have been feeling much better ever since.

Now I am super excited for July because first I don’t have school anymore. Second, my graduation/prom is in two weeks and last we are going to do our annual senior prom this month. I have waited twelve years for that day.

So what do we get out of this month? First, I tend to freak out over things I don’t need to freak out over and hard times always come to an end.

I hope you will have a great time in July

Lots of Love

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Drawing On My Chalkboard Wall 2

Thank you for watching me draw on my chalkboard wall. I found the icon on Pinterest and decided to give it a go on my wall. You can find the picture here:

I couldn’t find the original artist but if you know who made this please tell me because I have been trying to find the artist of this super cute icons for a while now.

 

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