Next week I will be heading down to Austin, Texas for the first music festival of the season, SXSW! This will be my second time going to SXSW and I’m excited, because I have an idea of what to expect this year. To prepare for a music festival or trip that I am taking, I always love to make a journal specifically for that trip. Leading up to the trip or festival, I’ll jot down notes on things I want to do, bands I want to see, set times, and any other information I want to have on hand. I’ll always put my flight information and hotel information in the journal as well – I like to have everything all in one place so that I’m not frantically searching through my bags at the airport. Then, during my trip I’ll keep little mementos, cards, receipts and paste them in the journal. I like to jot down thoughts that come in and out of my head at any random moment, funny occurrences that I don’t want to forget, really absolutely anything that happens gets recorded. I have done this for several trips in the past, but most notably was a cross country road trip. The resulting “journal” got so thick and full of maps, postcards and mementos that it became more of a binder. I look through it every once in a while and the memories come flooding back…it’s one of my most treasured items. If you are going to a festival this summer or taking an exciting trip, you should make a journal too! If you do, send us photos – we’d love to see it :). Here’s some inspiration from my SXSW journal, and stay tuned next week for a post on what to pack for SXSW and what bands we’re most excited to see!
Who is going to SXSW? Maybe I’ll see you there!
More creative inspiration from the BLDG 25 Blog.
Photos by Julia.