When I first travelled to Europe by myself back years ago I collected postcards from every place I went. I sent dozens from each place back to family and friends back home, but also sent one to myself each time. Sometimes I just wrote a date or maybe what I did that day, other times I wrote to myself as reminders for a certain experience or how I felt while there. Although this turned out to be a quite expensive habit (postcards and postage can seriously add up!) I quite literally have walls covered and drawers overflowing with
postcards moments of my life that was full of excitement seeing everything with fresh eyes, meeting people and cultures I had never previously considered, and getting to know myself.
Now when I travel I don’t shop for souvenirs (mainly due to budget or luggage restrictions), but always manage to find a few special things that I know I will love for years to come as a momentum. I bought this hand sewn top from a little old lady’s market stalls at Chichen Itza and will continue to wear it on special occasions over the summers, and clutch from Tulum every other week. All while nostalgically adoring being able to carry a little piece of my time in Mexico with me.