All the way from the Philippines. It’s so awesome. I love getting things from people in other countries; just the packaging alone is often amazing. This one, sadly, did not come sewn in a fabric bag (India) or with cool little stamps all over it (Asia). But it was wrapped very nicely inside:
And Nadja, the lady who made it, wrote a personal note for me:
I’d mentioned what I was intending to use it for, and she remembered.
There was also another envelope with printed information on how the journal was made.
But now…on to the unwrapping of the journal itself:
The first page is embossed with the Alunsina stamp:
The last page has an owl. I love owls, so this is a lovely surprise!
It’s perfect, it’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to fill it. I’ve already decided that the wrappings and Nadja’s letter will be permanent additions. I’ll also begin writing in it, long before it’s time for my travels. Things like my plans and hopes for the trip, and as things get finalized, my itinerary. The first thing I’m going to look for is a few perfect lines of poetry for the first page.
Thank you Nadja and Enan!