Journaling Outside

Hello my Lovelies 🙂

how are you? How is your life at the moment?

I was thinking whether I could write about my life but well, let’s get back to our main focus: journaling. 🙂 Some weeks ago I discovered the relaxation and beauty in journaling outside. I really enjoy being outside, getting a kiss by the sun and a some refreshing wind blowing around my hair. I listen to the twittering of the birds and find new inspiration for some spreads.

At first, I started journaling in our garden. It was really lovely. I enjoyed it and the best part was that if I forgot anything, I just went back inside up to my studio and picked it up. 🙂 Has that ever happened to you as well? Thinking you had everything you needed and then you need to get back to collect even more? 😀 Honestly, I swear I had nearly 1/4 of my whole studio in the garden. But I was thinking about getting even more down there. 😀

The table was a huge mess and our neighbours, who walked by and saw me, were amused. Well, it doesn’t matter because they always seem to be amused when they see me outside in the garden.
I have three theories for that. First one, they are just nice people and they like to smile a lot. Second theory, I’m funny so they laugh; and the third one is that they think I’m a little bit weird because I’m doing such things which only a few people do. I hope it is a good mix of all three theories 🙂 I like to be different.

Well, let’s go back to the messy table. 😉 Maybe you ask yourself what I put outside, which is an easy answer for me:

  • Travelers Notebook for daily journaling
  • some lines a day (a 5 year notebook by Leuchtturm)
  • coloured pencils
  • pens, highlighters, fountain pens and lots more
  • Bao bag full of washi tape samples
  • Hobonichi A5 for blogpost planning
  • patreon rewards of rainbowholic
  • 3 sticker booklets
  • 3 new inserts for new journaling ideas
  • a bag for transport
  • HP Sprocket for some photo printing

As you can imagine, it is quite a lot. The table was really packed but I liked it and it is still the same amount which I use to take with me in the garden.

I don’t need any music there because the loveliest music is played by nature itself. As a child I liked to be outside in a garden. In the school summer break I was with my two grandparents for a lot of time and both still had have a wonderful garden. The parents of my father have a garden full of flowers and there is a huge lilac which I liked to be on top of it. Somedays I sat there under the lilac with a book and enjoyed the silence, just listening to the birds. The other grandparents, on my mother’s side, had a huge garden with a pond and a really small forest which was my fairytale forest. I sat next to the pond, again with a book or my dairy, and enjoyed that. These memories come back every time when I sit in our garden. We haven’t got any pond or forest though. I have just some flowers but the nub of the matter is that nature inspires more than anything else. It slows everything down. I can totally understand people who likes to practice Yoga, meditation, or anything different outside. It calmes so much and your spirit and thoughts can wonder around because there aren’t any limits.

When I’m in such a creative and relaxed mood, I like to try new things and I don’t need a template or any inspiration from Instagram or YouTube because the inspiration it right in front of me.

One day in our vacation last week, my husband wanted to show me a place where we could spend some time. I loved the idea. So I needed to pack a bag full of everything I would need. Well, what should I say, the bag was really heavy. 😀

I took with me:

  • Travelers Notebook for daily journaling
  • some lines a day (a 5 year notebook by Leuchtturm)
  • coloured pencils
  • pens, highlighters, fountain pens and lots more
  • some washi tape samples
  • Hobonichi A5 for blogpost planning
  • patreon rewards of rainbowholic
  • 3 sticker booklets
  • 3 new inserts for new journaling ideas
  • a bag for transport
  • HP Sprocket for some photo printing
  • some paper
  • some stamps

Well, I know what you are thinking: This is quite a lot and it is even more than the journaling in the garden. Well, you are right. And it was way too much.
We went to a place where we could spot planes. There were just a few people but they left after a short time, so we were alone there. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a bench to sit on so we made ourselves comfortable in the car. The windows were open and the wind was refreshing. We were listening to the birds and we could see some planes too. For a better view we went up a little observation hill where we had a fantastic view from over the whole airport Leipzig-Halle. And the weather really rewarded us with sunshine that day. 🙂

What I had learnt: Less is more 🙂 Well, that was quite a lesson for me 😀 I enjoy my huge selection of stationery but on a trip or in the garden I need just a few things like my journal, a fountain pen and some washi. Well, next trip or journaling in the garden, I will keep it simple. 🙂

What would you take with you when you journal outside? Have you ever journaled outside? Would you like to try it if you haven’t done this before?

Wisdom of the day: New places new experiences. 🙂

Love to you all and stay safe,

Your Evil Journalista
Chrissi

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