Everything set

The feeling of peeking through time, to a different era.

Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse

When my train reaches Berlin, will you be waiting on the platform of the station for me? Will you be willing to forgive and forget all the silly mistakes I made?

I imagine your slender figure, your face standing out of the many impatient faces on the platform, your awkward smile on your lips trying to restraint your feelings, the crazy hair and that fixed gaze of yours.

Jizo

One of the things I loved the most about Nikko was the Jizo statues in a snowy (and kind of lonely) road.

The Jizo statue is a representation of bodhisattva Jizo Bosatsu, the guardian of travellers, but also children and mothers. They have red bonnets and scarves offered by people so they don’t feel cold, and bibs so they don’t get dirty with the food offerings.

I loved the way they look and it amazed me how even with the statue reduced to pebbles, the bonnet and the scarf was still there, meaning someone kept putting it there, no matter how much time has passed.

They all looked different, some relaxed, some with a shy smile, some even seemed worried about something.

Farewell 2019

2019 has meant some big changes and showed that I’m capable of many things. Now that I think about it, maybe 2018’s post was right: Anything is possible if you have enough nerve.

Anyway, 3 planners later and a lot of memories, changes and fun things, here we are, a new year and a new decade too! {Can you believe it? I feel quite old right now…}

For 2019 I changed a bit my planner style… I tried the Bullet Journal method but transformed it a bit to suit my preferences. It’s been really interesting to try it but I’m not sure if it fits me well enough.

I used one at a time: a copper Leuchtturm from January to May, a Midori A5 from June to August, and a notebook from Little Hannah Shop from September until … well, yesterday (right at the very end, I might add!)

For 2020 I’m going to change my system again. It is actually a work in progress of self-discovery.

This new year I’m trying a Traveler’s Notebook system, which is basically a collection of small notebooks (inserts) that I can move whenever I want / need. The cover is handmade by Antigua’s and inside there’s the original TN inserts for the year and some handmade by me. The notebook beneath it I’ll use as a tracker for the year.

Even though they are not in the photo, I have a few more notebooks: for book notes, for drawing, for writing…

Anyways, Happy New Year ! Happy New Decade too! and Hello 2020!!!